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Wealth. Power. Glory. Revenge. When it feels like the world is against you, can anyone be trusted?

April 1940. Norway has fallen under the Nazi blitzkrieg. Only a small British force stands between Hitler's SS and the ultimate prize... but a hidden enemy has other plans in motion, plans that threaten to derail both sides' plans.

Lieutenant Harry King
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Kindle Edition, 428 pages
Published September 30th 2016 by Three Assassins Press
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Tracy Shephard
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kingmaker is ninety-four chapters of what becomes a tale that weaves it's plot smoothly into one amazing tale.

Pederson is following a fat old man who is on a promise with a girl of 'ill-repute'. The old mans wife is dead and all he wants is two sweet arms around him because he's lonely.

Blomqvist is a banker and the information he has shared with Pederson that evening will result in the deaths of both himself and the girl.

Second Lieutenant Harry King is in fron
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Penny Fernandes
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A good writer does his research well and he/she keeps his audience guessing till the end. Adrian Hyde has perfected this art. While at first you may find the chaos of the war unnerving, Adrian deftly weaves a plot through history.

I'm astounded at how well he turns the tables just when you think that you have figured everything out. There is even a bit of romance in the book. All in all.... If you love stories that honor the lives of people who fought in World War II then this is the
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Caroline Vincent
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kingmaker is an exciting read and captivating thriller that you just cannot put down. What secret plot is being planned in Norway during WWII? Norwegian King Haakon refuses to comply with the Nazi Regime, but the politician Quisling is only too willing to work under the occupation and command of Nazi Germany. Harry King, Lieutenant in the British Army, seeks revenge on the killer of his father. There is a traitor in their midst and only one man to stop the traitor, even if it costs him his life: ...more
Jo
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I rarely read historical novels, preferring to read modern day romances and gritty crime dramas. But one reason that I decided to start this blog was to broaden my reading tastes, and so once I had read the blurb about Kingmaker, I was eager to learn more and, so thought that I would give it a go... and I am so very glad that I did.

Kingmaker is an exceptional debut novel from Adrian Hyde. It is well researched, well written and thoroughly unputdownable. I loved this book. At the very beginning
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Susan Hampson
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This novel is seriously impressive, set during the second World War, it is a mix of factual events and the wonderful imagination of author Adrian Hyde. The majority of the story takes place in Norway after 1940 and the start of the German invasion. There is far more going on than first meets the eye with the assassination of a prominent Norwegian Banker and an English Lieutenant on the brink of being kicked out of the British army, being transferred to a covert unit under another officer's comma ...more
Paul Phillips
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Through my enjoyed this story. It provided a little insight into the events in Norway at the time. King is a excellent character. Would be interested if this is to be series of a stand alone.
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