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The Odessa file by Frederick Forsyth.
on 8 August 2015
A really gripping book and one I found hard to put down when it got going. It's based in Germany in the early 60's just after the assassination of JFK.
It tells the story of a journalist, Peter Miller, who gets given a diary of an old man who had just taken his own life. The diary reveals the old man was a German jew who was a prisoner at an extermination camp at Riga.
It tells of the horrors and the brutality of the camp commandant, Eduard Roschman. The Journalist, Peter Miller, sets out to find this man who has evaded capture and is now assuming another identity.
It's quite different from the film of the same name starring Jon Voight. The film is more dramatised and unlike the book does not reflect the true story.