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MUNICH. SEPTEMBER 1938.

Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

They agree to meet in Munich.

Travelling with their leaders are two young men. Paul Hartmann and Hugh Legat were friends at university, but now find themselves on two very different sides.

Europe's darkest hour approaches. The fate of millions depends on the Munich conference, but not just on the leaders. Beneath the surface, spies do their secret work – and the secrets Hartmann and Legat are hiding could plunge the world into war, or even prevent it.

At a terrible cost.

Spying. Treachery. Murder.
Some men will do anything for peace.
______________________

'A brilliantly constructed spy novel' Observer

'Grips from start to finish ... Superb' Mail on Sunday

______________________
MUNICH. SEPTEMBER 1938.

Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

They agree to meet in Munich.

Travelling with their leaders are two young men. Paul Hartmann and Hugh Legat were friends at university, but now find themselves on two very different sides.

Europe's darkest hour approaches. The fate of millions depends on the Munich conference, but not just on the leaders. Beneath the surface, spies do their secret work – and the secrets Hartmann and Legat are hiding could plunge the world into war, or even prevent it.

At a terrible cost.

Spying. Treachery. Murder.
Some men will do anything for peace.
______________________

'A brilliantly constructed spy novel' Observer

'Grips from start to finish ... Superb' Mail on Sunday

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  • Robert Harris is the author of twelve bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave and most recently, Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 6, 2017
    The 1938 Munich peace negotiations form the backdrop for this intelligent novel. Thriller Award–winner Harris (Conclave) presents the diplomatic give-and-take through the perspectives of two friends who have fallen out of touch: Hugh Legat of His Majesty’s Diplomatic Service and his Oxford schoolmate, Paul von Hartmann, who serves as a translator for the German Foreign Ministry. For Hugh, the international crisis coincides with the deterioration of his marriage. Paul is recruited by a group of conspirators hoping that Hitler’s militarily unrealistic plans to attack Czechoslovakia will lead his generals to support an effort to topple him. Meanwhile, Neville Chamberlain holds vigorous discussions with his cabinet about what he could and should do to avert what he believes will be a civilization-shattering conflict that will cost many British lives over “a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.” Harris succeeds in not only transforming a familiar historical event into a novel of suspense but in making the derided Chamberlain sympathetic. 100,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Michael Carlisle, Inkwell Management.

  • Mail on Sunday "Grips from start to finish . . . Munich captures the mood of the times: the suspicion and the fear, the political intrigue, the swagger of the Nazi machine and the widespread elation at the mistaken belief that war has been averted. Superb."
  • Sunday Express "Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous: the house could have been on fire while I was reading and I wouldn't have noticed"
  • Mail on Sunday "Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb"
  • The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR "An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail"
  • Sunday Times "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"
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