In his acknowledgements at the back of this debut novel Schumacher gives credit to;
“the men, women and children who fought and died in the darkest hours mankind has ever known. Your sacrifice inspired and gave us all a free voice.
I hope I used it well.”
And do you know what– he has. In this alternate-history thriller Schumacher recreates the time after the Second World War, a world where the Nazis successfully invaded Britain and have installed Oswald Moseley as Prime Minister, with the previous administration in exile in Canada.
John Henry Rossett, whose heroics in the war earned him the nickname “The British Lion” has been transferred to the department of Jewish Affairs. Not one to question orders his job has been to discover groups of Jews and arrange for their deportation out of the country. He believes they are being sent to Poland to work. A…
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