A Kill in the Morning

A Kill in the Morning

Book - 2014
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A fast, furious, fun, and acclaimed high concept alternate history thriller from a great new talent, shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett Fiction Prize
 
I don't like killing, but I'm good at it. Murder isn't so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though--a garrotte around a target's neck or a knife in their heart--it's not for me. Too much empathy, that's my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different . . .  
 
The year is 1955 and something is very wrong with the world. It is 14 years since Churchill died and World War II ended. In occupied Europe, Britain fights a cold war against a nuclear-armed Nazi Germany. In Berlin the Gestapo is on the trail of a beautiful young resistance fighter, and the head of the SS is plotting to dispose of an ailing Adolf Hitler and restart the war against Britain and her empire. Meanwhile, in a secret bunker hidden deep beneath the German countryside, scientists are experimenting with a force far beyond their understanding. Into this arena steps a nameless British assassin, on the run from a sinister cabal within his own government, and planning a private war against the Nazis. And now the fate of the world rests on a single kill in the morning. Take the meticulous research of Robert Harris, the spy thrills of Ian Fleming, the classic action of Alistair MacLean, and the wild ride of a Tarantino film and you're coming close to  A Kill in the Morning.
Publisher: London, Bantam Books,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780857502575
0857502573
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION SHI
Characteristics: 379 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 14, 2016

Film noir alternate history packaged as old school men's adventure magazine especially on the cover. Author did a lot of research.

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hadr
Jun 23, 2015

An interesting take on the what if Hitler had not been defeated. Great twist at the end exploring how this happened. Or did it?

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