Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Book review: Secrets Of The Last Nazi - Iain King

Berlin, 2015 - a well-connected SS Commander is found dead, having protected the last secret of the Nazi empire for seventy years. A discovery by Nazi Scientists so potent it could change the balance of world power - forever. 
Led by misfit military historian Myles Munro, an international team begin to piece together the complex puzzle left by SS Captain Werner Stolz. As their hunt across Europe gathers pace, the brutal killing of one of the group signals that they are not the only ones chasing the answer. Plunged into a world of international espionage, Myles only has his intellect and instincts to keep him alive. As the team edge closer to an explosive truth, it becomes clear to him that there is a traitor amongst them. 
Who can Myles trust? And can he unravel the clues of the past in time to save the future? 

Secrets of the Last Nazi is as controversial as it is compelling. A heart-stopping, action-packed and scarily plausible adventure which will captivate fans of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Clive Cussler. 

My opinion.
"Mind-blowing" is definitely a correct way to describe Secrets of the Last Nazi. There were so many different things going on that your mind just went into overdrive trying to keep up, and keep ahead.
The "secret" they're uncovering is controversial enough, but the characters do anything but ease you into the conspiracy. I didn't quite get the international politics behind the reason for the investigation, and the awkward way to members of the team worked together. 'Cause basically, they didn't. Just when their communication got better and they were actually starting to sound and behave like a team, everything fell apart and the madness of their interactions overpowered everything else that was going on.
The investigation itself gets more interesting and the threats towards the team greater and scarier, but to me the awkward characters took away from the story and the actual conspiracy. 
So despite my failed connection with the characters, this - indeed  - "mind-blowing" thriller deserves 4 nice stars.


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