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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY.
‘Harris’s cleverness, judgement and eye for detail are second to none . . . [It] is so powerful, so persuasive, that it ranks among the most moving fictional portraits of a politician that I have ever read.’ Sunday Times
Hitler is determined to start a war.
Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.
The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.
As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.
Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.
When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?
NOMINATED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
"Harris's cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none . . . his research is so impeccable that he could have cut all the spy stuff and published Munich as a history book. Harris's treatment of Britain's most maligned prime minister is so powerful, so persuasive, that it ranks among the most moving fictional portraits of a politician that I have ever read" -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * "An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail" * The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb" * Mail on Sunday * "Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous: the house could have been on fire while I was reading and I wouldn't have noticed" -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * "Harris makes the reader gasp at every turn, with a truly moving portrayal of Chamberlain as a man who did the wrong thing for the right reason" * Daily Express, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "A brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain's last-ditch negotiations with Hitler" -- Ben East * Observer * "A tantalising addition to the inexhaustible game of "what if"?" -- Anthony Quinn * Guardian * "A wonderful tale of personal relationships and political drama...This is a very, very good read" -- Vince Cable * Spectator, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "I enjoyed romping through Robert Harris' Munich" -- Nick Curtis * Evening Standard, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "Taut and finely paced novel . . . superbly observed . . . it is hard not to break out in a cold sweat just reading it....The details of railway carriages, hotel rooms, 10 Downing Street and even the Fuhrerbau in Berlin are faultless . . . an utterly compelling and fantastically tense historical thriller by a writer at the very top of his game." -- James Holland * Literary Review *
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