A Night of Long Knives

A Night of Long Knives

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Journalist Hannah Vogel has vowed to never again set foot in her homeland of Germany while the Nazis are still in power. She has good reason: three years ago in 1931, she kidnapped her "son," Anton, from the man claiming to be his father - Ernst Rohm, head of the Nazis' SA. A powerful man not to be trifled with, Hannah knows that Rohm will never stop searching for them.Hannah is asked to write about a zeppelin journey from South America to Switzerland, but Switzerland turns out to be too close. The zeppelin is diverted to Munich, where Hannah and Anton are kidnapped and, to Hannah's horror, separated.It's unlucky timing for Rohm, however.  Hitler has ordered the execution of Rohm and hundreds of his storm troopers and is determined to wipe out any remaining traces of his name. The Night of the Long Knives has begun.When Rohm is killed before Hannah can ascertain Anton's whereabouts, she desperately enlists all of her remaining sources and friends to locate Anton before the Nazis do. And the Gestapo is closing in� Thrilling and powerful, A Night of Long Knives breathtakingly recreates a shattered and betrayed city as it plunges into darkness. 
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2010.
ISBN: 9780765320452
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,25 cm.


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Feb 27, 2017

I definitely agree, this is an excellent read.

CMLibrary_csmith Feb 06, 2016

Hannah Vogel returns in this action packed suspense follow-up to A Trace of Smoke. After escaping Germany and traveling to South America, Hannah now finds herself ready to return to Europe. She thinks she is headed to Switzerland to meet her lover, Boris, but the airship she is on makes an unexpected diversion to Germany and she and her adopted son, Anton, are kidnapped. Loosely mirroring the events of the "Night of Long Knives"; purge of the SA in Germany, Hannah goes on a quest to find Anton but discovers Germany is increasingly unsafe and the SS is wielding more and more power, bringing great change to Germany. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this thrilling read, even if far-fetched.

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