Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.
ROBERT HARRIS'S BESTSELLING NOVEL SET IN AN ALTERNATIVE WORLD WHERE HITLER HAS WON THE SECOND WORLD WAR 19980327
The highest form of thriller... non-stop excitement The Times Powerful and chilling... convincing in every detail Daily Telegraph Clever and ingenious... Its breeding is by Orwell, out of P. D. James, a detective story inside a future shock Daily Mail A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock Guardian Robert Harris has recreated the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep Sunday Times Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarre are. The writing is superb. This novel lifts its author into a new and superior class The Times Tightly constructed... grips as tightly as a Nazi's glove Independent on Sunday A fantastic thriller... The final solution is an utter surprise. Harris reaches it with speed, conveying a whole culture of grotesquery and kitsch Mail on Sunday Ingenious... fast-paced and beautifully written Esquire
Robert Harris is the author of six novels - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost - all of which were worldwide bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.