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The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon

The Accomplice

Joseph Kanon

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 5 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781471162657

A heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both

4 stars out of 5
Adam LeBor
29 Nov 2019

"Buenos Aires in the 1960s, home to remnants of the Third Reich in exile, is brought chillingly to life"

Kanon revisits some familiar themes: the impossibility of postwar justice and restitution after the greatest crime in history, the seamless absorption of Nazi functionaries into the new West Germany — sometimes with the US greasing the wheels of officialdom. There are echoes here of both The Odessa File and The Boys from Brazil. Weill’s anguished longing for his lost son and his Holocaust survivor’s guilt make heart-rending reading.... Buenos Aires in the 1960s, home to remnants of the Third Reich in exile, is brought chillingly to life. All this makes The Accomplice an engrossing read.

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4 stars out of 5
16 Nov 2019

"Joseph Kanon is on adventurous form "

 Joseph Kanon is on adventurous form in this, his ninth novel. With echoes of Hitchcock’s Notorious, the cat-and-mouse chase rattles along in telegraphic prose, but what lingers is the depiction of Buenos Aires’s surreal community of expatriate war criminals and the spare but chilling details of Schramm’s crimes.