The classic thriller of Dr. Josef Mengele's nightmarish plot to restore the Third ReichAlive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project--the creation of the Fourth Reich. Barry Kohler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the project and informs famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman, but before he can relay the evidence, Kohler is killed.Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious "Angel of Death?" One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings--Lieberman, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality.At the heart of The Boys from Brazil lies a frightening contemporary nightmare, chilling and all too possible.
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Ira Levin (1929-2007) was the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of Rosemary's Baby, A Kiss before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and The Stepford Wives. He also wrote Deathtrap, the longest-running thriller in Broadway history. He was a two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award.Review:
Levin was a master of the high-concept thriller. Here, he fuses together two of the major concerns of his era - Nazi war criminals at large in Latin America, and the emerging science of cloning - to concoct a ripping yarn. * Best books... Jonathan Freedland, The Week * Unputdownable novel about a plan to create the Fourth Reich. A clever and chilling vision of biological engineering. * Woman & Home * Ira Levin's oeuvre includes more bestselling novels than is decent. * Observer * Ira Levin's most inventive plot since Rosemary's Baby. Extremely clever, consisting of familiar Levin themes-biological engineering, the rebirth of the devil, human automation. * New York Times. *
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