The Odessa File

The Odessa File

Book - 1972
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Penguin Putnam
The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization calledOdessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and, ultimately, of brilliant, ruthless plot to reestablish the worldwide power of SS mass murderers and to carry out Hitler's chilling "Final Solution."

Baker & Taylor
A German free-lance reporter becomes caught up in violence and revenge when he tries to uncover former members of Hitler's SS who are being protected by the secret organization Odessa

Publisher: New York : Viking Press, [1972]
ISBN: 9780670520428
067052042X
Branch Call Number: FIC Forsyth, F 1972
Characteristics: xi, 337 pages ; 23 cm

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pierce_b
Oct 14, 2018

This is a great book which I read once maybe 20 years ago which I decided to read again.
Worth the while, based on post WW2 SS soldiers found out in the woods burning their papers in the final days of the war.

I do think that Germany prolonged the war as long as it's army could so this true remnant of Nazi Germany could try to escape the country and one day return to resurrect Hitler's Germany once again.

The author has some good reads out there.

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wyenotgo
Aug 28, 2015

This is quite different from the usual Forsyth fare: No spies here, although there is certainly no shortage of villans and subversive scheming going on. The arch-enemies here are neo-Nazis. His hero this time is also quite different from the robust types often created by Forsyth; he's a somewhat nebulous second-rate journalist who seems to be getting himself involved way over his head in a situation for which he is ill-equipped. And his motivation for undertaking such a risky enterprise remains a mystery, causing a reader to wonder if he's just a dilettante or if there's more to the story; there is.

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stewstealth
Apr 06, 2014

Fairly well written spy thriller set in 1960's Germany with ex Nazi's being the antagonists. A good beach/airplane book. Worth it for anyone who is interested in the subject.

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