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The Infiltrators by Norman Ohler (author)

The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis

Norman Ohler (author)

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Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 6 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781838952112

The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

4 stars out of 5
26 Jul 2020

"Ohler has done his research diligently and he has an enthralling story to tell"

This is a book that will appeal to anyone who relishes Ben Macintyre’s tales of wartime espionage and cryptic codes, underpinned by terrifying risk, desperate courage, and double dealing. For more fastidious tastes, Ohler’s prose may seem somewhat lurid and his narration too loosely novelistic: assumptions are made that a more cautiously academic approach might have baulked at, Christian names are liberally used and gratuitously gruesome details lingered over (the final pages are stomach-churningly horrible). Moving at a cracking pace through a succession of snapshot cross-cut chapters, it is ripe for transformation into a film or television series.