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Rogue Justice

(Rogue Male #2)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  17 reviews
His first attempt to assassinate Hitler having failed, the anonymous hero of Rogue Male decides to try again and travels, in secret, from Sweden, to Poland, to Turkey, to Africa, in his own lonely war on the Third Reich.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 3rd 1984 by Penguin Books (first published 1982)
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Carey Combe
Sep 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Not nearly as good as the original book. The lucky escapes were lazy. But enjoyable nonetheless.
From BBC radio 4 Extra:
The hero - an anonymous, wealthy Englishman - is now caged in a German prison with scores to settle. But there's been an air raid....

Episode 2 of 5
Facing a perilous flight across occupied Europe, the aristocratic English hero must rely on his wits.

Episode 3 of 5
The aristocratic English hero is intercepted in his struggle to cross wartime enemy territory on horseback.

Episode 4 of 5
The aristocratic English hero makes it to Romania, but trouble is in store on the way to Istan
Derek Collett
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Rogue Male is a magnificent novel and one of the best spy thrillers (or thrillers of any kind, come to think of it) that I have ever read. I approached Rogue Justice with some trepidation because I had read what some reviewers on this website have said about it ("Like Rambo" for example). I also thought that it would be a very hard ask for Household to have written a satisfying sequel to his masterpiece some forty years on.

So did Household pull it off? The answer has to be an emphatic "No" but t
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Gale Stanley
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
A sequel to Rogue Male and not quite as good, but still worth a read.
Aug 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I kind of wish I hadn't read this. It's one of those sequels that tends to diminish your appreciation of the original.

I gather that Geoffrey Household was prevailed upon to write this sequel some 40+ years after his classic thriller, "Rogue Male."

The story follows the hero of "Rogue Male" on his subsequent quest to seek revenge on the Nazi regime in WW II. Neither his name nor that of his primary target was given in "Rogue Male" -- which, for me, heightened the air of mystery and immediacy in t
David Evans
Nov 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: war, thrillers
Breathless game of cat and mouse across war-torn Europe as Raymond Ingelram, the fugitive from Rogue Male, once again tries to get close enough to Hitler in order to assassinate him by assuming the identity of the man sent by The Fuhrer to kill Raymond. A series of literally unbelievable close shaves with death and bloody vengeance follows with Ray assuming a "bewildering array of disguises", from Nicaraguan gentleman, through various German soldiers from whom he stole papers after bumping them ...more
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-war-ii, europe
Written in the months leading up to WWII, Rogue Male was an attack on an unnamed dictatorship. More than forty years later, Household continued the story, this time with the benefit of hindsight and the freedom to spell out the names: Hitler & Nazism. This volume often felt rushed; the Rogue protagonist darts from fight to capture to escape, again and again across Europe and the Middle East. A ripping yarn, but nowhere as good as its carefully-paced and tense predecessor.
William Crosby
Rogue male returns to Germany, has again been found out and imprisoned and escapes when his prison is bombed during the war.

His adventures and vengeance against the Germans.

Much of this contains diatribes against the Germans of WWII. It is also more focused on the vengeful killings he does. He had definitely gone rogue in this bo0k.
Steve Markham
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
There are better books to read!

This book is well written, however I feel that the story is not the best and could be improved on in several ways. I think the most important thing in this books case is that it is written in the first person so life and death aren't the real issue for the reader.
Rob Mawer
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent follow on to Rogue Male. Households own experiences are well presented, and always leave you in suspense. Great page turner that doesn't disappointment as a sequel. The 2 together are one of my all time favourite reads. Love the story, love the author.
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Rogue Male was a lot to surpass with a sequel. Despite an excellent first third, Rogue Justice becomes a little tedious and then fizzles to an end.
Peter Dixon
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, audiobook
Well. After the rather excellent Rogue Male, I was rather disappointed with this rambling sequel. Written 40 years after the first novel. Hmm....
Timothy Keable
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Not a bad sequel but it didn’t really need to be written.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Falls short of its excellent predecessor but a good read.
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Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cheap, but fun. Like an adventure comic for young boys.
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British author of mostly thrillers, though among 37 books he also published children's fiction. Household's flight-and-chase novels, which show the influence of John Buchan, were often narrated in the first person by a gentleman-adventurer. Among his best-know works is' Rogue Male' (1939), a suggestive story of a hunter who becomes the hunted, in 1941 filmed by Fritz Lang as 'Man Hunt'. Household' ...more

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