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The Boy From Berlin

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What secret, spawned in Hitler's bunker, can stop Gus Mason's bid for US presidency?

Secrets lurk around every corner as Gus Mason strides towards the US presidency. And from the Nazi death-camps to the steps of the White House, Gunter Haman and Jacob Demski, heir to the Jewish mafia empire, unravel a mystery that threatens the very fabric of the American way of life. Howev
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Robert Hale (first published 2011)
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Hanna
Nov 09, 2014 Hanna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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What the f***. The story of this book is so immensely crappy, I got more and more aggressive with every page I read. So Eva Braun was secretely saved by Nazis and gave birth to Hitlers son somewhere in Switzerland, she died and the child was given to an American woman who had a stillborn child and was in a coma. So far so ridiculous. But it gets worse. Of course. Because the Nazis (who are still very active worldwide with a secret underground network called "Die Spinne") do everything to turn th ...more
Johanne
Jan 21, 2013 Johanne rated it did not like it
Shelves: cant-finish
Poorly written and badly edited - there is at least one paragraph that is repeated in its entirety within the first 100 pages! (describing the odessa / spider organisation) The basic plot is good but it feels clunky and I can't get beyond the appalling writing - poor dialogue and far too much tell with very little show! It is disappointing when a mainstream(ish) publisher (Hale) puts out a piece of work that would shame a self publishing author. The small consolation is that it was cheap and so ...more
Guy
Dec 24, 2012 Guy rated it liked it
I love stories that weave history, especially conspiracy theories, into a plot. This was creative and an uncomplicated romp. It would make a great film too. Cannot say too much about it or I would spoil the plot. Considering it was an Kindle daily deal it was terrific value
Darla Stokes
Feb 22, 2016 Darla Stokes rated it liked it
I love conspiracy stories--possibly because in real life, I don't believe a word of them, so I approach them the way I do other fantasy books. This wasn't the best of the lot, but it did hold my attention enough for me to read it in one day, so it gets an extra star for that.

The conspiracy itself was pretty far-fetched, but then most of them are. I mostly enjoyed bouncing between the different points of view and seeing the different threads come together, though there were a few times when the
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Philip
Jul 09, 2013 Philip rated it it was ok
The repeated paragraph is hard to believe in a published work and should have been sorted in a revision for this Kindle edition. There are several other errors and punctuation issues especially in the first part of the book.

I found the plotting poor and the pace forced or not explained. the characters were cardboard cutouts with virtually everyone leading double lives which they manage to achieve with no hint of other parts of the plot having a clue. I have the feeling this may have been an earl
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Kerstinchen
Jul 16, 2015 Kerstinchen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This could have been a good book if it hadn't been written so badly. I liked the general idea but the author kept jumping between different story lines without connecting them properly. Sometimes he jumped so far ahead that I thought pieces were missing. I kept wondering if someone had done a bad job translating it or if the author's first language was not English. The wording was repetitive and the writing just felt off.
Chele
May 30, 2012 Chele rated it it was ok
Nazi conspiracies. Is there anything left to be said?
Wilde Sky
May 23, 2015 Wilde Sky rated it it was ok
A US presidential candidate's parentage means he is given substantial support but it also causes problems.

Good idea for a story but writing / editing / storyline wasn't very good.
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Brought up in London. Attended Sir Walter St. John's Grammar School for boys in Battersea until the family moved to Portsmouth in 1954. Continued education at Southern Grammar. Left school with no qualifications and started work as a Junior deigner at Twilfits (Corset/Brassiere manufacturer). Left after one year and joined the Merhcant Navy as a Steward. Two years later married Pat, my teenage swe ...more
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