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Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver
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Nov 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1837-1950ce, murder-mystery, thriller
Read from November 12 to 16, 2011 — I own a copy

A hired killer (Paul Schumann), caught by the authorities, agrees to travel to Hitler's Berlin on the eve of the 1936 Olympics to assassinate Germany's 'rearmament tzar' Reinhard Ernst in an attempt to halt Hitler's rise to power. All goes as planned. Schumann arrives in Berlin along with the US Olympic team, he meets his contact and sets out to plan his kill. With 1 or 2 minor problems, he find himself outside the Olympic stadium, rifle in hand, ready to finish his mission.

Then, in excellent Deaver style, 2/3 of the way through the book, all changes. What you thought you knew, gets turned on it's head. The ending you were anticipating never eventuates.

My favourite Deaver books are those of the Lincoln Rhyme series, however this book has just earned it's place on the bookshelf next to them.
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