The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon audiobook

The Accomplice

By Joseph Kanon
Read by Jonathan Davis

Simon & Schuster Audio UK 9781501121425
9.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781471191084

A heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both.  Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz—nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America.  There, leaders like Argentina’s Juan Perón gave them safe harbour and new identities.   With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley—an American CIA desk analyst—to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him and bring him back to Germany to stand trial. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice. ‘Joseph Kanon owns this corner of the literary landscape and it’s a joy to see him reassert his title with such emphatic authority’ Lee Child 'Sensational! No one writes period fiction with the same style and suspense – not to mention substance – as Joseph Kanon' Scott Turow ‘Kanon is fast approaching the complexity and relevance not just of le Carré and Greene but even of Orwell’ New York TimesClever, devious and morally complex’ Sunday Times ‘The perfect combination of intrigue and accurate history brought to life’ Alan Furst ‘Joseph Kanon continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best...of spy thriller writers...Kanon writes beautifully, superbly...he is the master of the shadows of the era’ The Times ‘The critical stock of Joseph Kanon is high, and Defectors will add further lustre to his reputation...There are pleasing echoes here of the “entertainments” of Graham Greene' Guardian

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both. 

Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz—nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America.  There, leaders like Argentina’s Juan Perón gave them safe harbour and new identities.
 
With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley—an American CIA desk analyst—to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him and bring him back to Germany to stand trial.

Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice.

Joseph Kanon owns this corner of the literary landscape and it’s a joy to see him reassert his title with such emphatic authority’ Lee Child

'Sensational! No one writes period fiction with the same style and suspense – not to mention substance – as Joseph Kanon' Scott Turow

‘Kanon is fast approaching the complexity and relevance not just of le Carré and Greene but even of Orwell’ New York Times

Clever, devious and morally complex’ Sunday Times

‘The perfect combination of intrigue and accurate history brought to life’ Alan Furst

‘Joseph Kanon continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best...of spy thriller writers...Kanon writes beautifully, superbly...he is the master of the shadows of the era’ The Times

‘The critical stock of Joseph Kanon is high, and Defectors will add further lustre to his reputation...There are pleasing echoes here of the “entertainments” of Graham Greene' Guardian

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kanon writes beautifully, superbly…He is the master of the shadows of the era.” The Times (London)
“Mastery of quotidian detail and sharp observations about human relationships lift this novel about the search for a Nazi war criminal (a Josef Mengele type) above the usual thriller, taking readers on a suspenseful hunt from Germany to Argentina and leading them through murky ethical waters.” New York Times Book Review
“Jonathan Davis gives an unparalleled performance of Joseph Kanon’s exciting, thought-provoking, and highly satisfying novel…Davis effortlessly becomes all the actors, everyone from Israeli Mossad and CIA field agents to Hanna and to Schramm himself. The shocking conclusion will leave listeners reeling. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Fueled by brilliant scenes of dialogue between Aaron and Hanna, who, at considerable psychological cost, has come to accept her father’s evil past, Kanon’s latest sophisticated thriller is teeming with suspense…A fast-paced, atmospheric thriller.” Kirkus Reviews
The Edgar Award-winning Kanon again presents profound moral quandary.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Joseph Kanon

Author Bio: Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of several novels, including The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English