"What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail . . . and sure sense of place."--Washington PostPeter and Paul Winter, sons of a German businessman, are bonded by childhood trauma. When they grow apart, only to meet again under the shadow of the Third Reich--and then again at the Nuremburg trials--they find themselves divided by war and differing ideals. In this expansive, rich, and deeply tragic portrait of a German family from 1899 to 1945, Len Deighton brilliantly weaves a portrait of the fortunes of two sons, and a nation, over half a century.
About the Author
LEN DEIGHTON is considered one of the most important British espionage writers. He has written more than thirty books that range from historicalfiction, dystopian alternative fiction, and brilliant nonfiction on the Second World War.