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3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  108 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
En 1932, à la suite de la crise économique, l'aviateur Charles Lindbergh a été élu président des États-Unis avec le soutien du Ku Klux Klan et de l'Alliance aryenne. En 1940, les services secrets britanniques envoient sur place John, un de leurs agents, nom de code Victor. Sa mission est d'abattre le vice-président Stephenson. Doté de l'identité d'un avocat américain, John ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 500 pages
Published March 2nd 2000 by Pocket (first published January 1st 1997)
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Caroline
I think I should stop trying alternate history novels. I always go into them thinking “ooo, this will be fun,” and always end up going “oh, come ON,” even if the writing itself is fine.

K is for Killing is a spy novel set in an alternate version of the 1940s, wherein Charles Lindbergh was elected instead of Roosevelt, the KKK took over and allied itself with Nazi Germany. “John Ridgeworth” is a half-American/half-British secret agent sent in to cause havoc. He works with members of the various un
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Nancy Oakes
I really really wanted to like this book because Daniel Easterman is really one of my favorite escape-reading authors. I thought the premise was good, and I will admit that the book held me in suspense, at least through the first few chapters, but overall, I didn't like it very much.

Here's the premise:
The KKK in 1932 backs their candidate, Charles Lindbergh, who succeeds in the presidential election rather than FDR. Lindbergh, known for his Aryan views, allows the KKK a great deal of power, and
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Aurelien
Here's a good alternate history type of novel, set in an America ruled by Charles Lindbergh while the Nazis are still at war in Europe. Mostly a spy thriller, the plot is cleverly built and unfolding -telling of a British spy set to stir a political chess game supposed to force the USA into the war on the Allies' side. Sadly, plot aside everything here tends to fall slightly apart -the characters are way too one-dimensional to be interesting and, the action turns ridiculously and crazily Hollywo ...more
Christa
Dec 15, 2008 Christa rated it did not like it
This book was really bad. I have heard that other of his books are good but I cannot say too much positive about this book. First, I think a having a completely made up distopia would have been more interesting than taking what happened in the past and stretching it into fiction. Second, the author (and his editors) were asleep on the job. In spy fiction there should not be any glaring errors and in this book there were two - if the author cannot keep what is happening straight, then how is the ...more
Madge
Jan 20, 2016 Madge rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Vastly interesting. Easterman writes a gripping piece of alternate history so well, it seems almost real. Issues mostly with the moral angle - the romance/adulterous affair wasn't necessary in my opinion, as well as the paedophiliac bits. Would it have augmented or completed Stephenson's monstrous aura by making him out to be an incestuous paedophile? Also, child suicide?
Just my two cents' worth.
Tracey Alley
Jun 15, 2010 Tracey Alley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely chilling alternative history - Daniel Easterman writes such a realistic portrayal of an America on the verge of an alliance with Nazi Germany it is almost scary.
Well written, this is a real page-turner that I could not put down. It's a fairly old book and I personally don't think it ever achieved the recognition it deserves.
Highly recommended
Josh Weiss
Dec 05, 2016 Josh Weiss rated it really liked it
A highly imaginative alt-hist political thriller that puts Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America" (which has a similar concept) to shame. The climax is a little rushed and the ending doesn't jive with the rest of the book, but other than that, I couldn't put it down.
Michael
Nov 15, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
awesome and terrifying book.imagine if the KKK were in power when hitler went to war and they sided with the germans?
Aurélie
Très efficace.
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