The Jewish Candidate is such a fresh subject for a political thriller that despite it being fictional, it triggered huge reviews and articles from Reuters, Chicago Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, The Local and Spiegal Online, and others.
After a four year posting in Islamabad, Frank Carver, a reporter for the London Chronicle, is sent to Germany to cover the country’s most fascinating election campaign since the Second World War. Rudolf Gutman, the first Jew to run for chancellor, is promising to free Germany from the shackles of its past. He is up against Hermann von Tietjen, the charismatic Far Right candidate whose mantra is to rid Germany of the threat from its Muslim immigrants.
Carver and Wolfgang Renner, a freelance journalist, believe Tietjen has a more deadly agenda. He is secretly guiding Neo-Nazis in a plot to assassinate Gutman, using cash and contacts of old SS men to hire a killer. They prepare the ground with terrorist attacks that are pinned on islamists, sowing fear and hatred of Muslim immigrants.
Carver and Renner race to clinch the scoop of their lives. But no one believes them as Tietjen covers his tracks with his devilish gambit that plunges the nation into terror and a trail of killings.
As the clock ticks down to election day and the noose tightens around Gutman’s neck, their quest turns into a lone, bloody struggle for survival that brings them face to face with modern Germany’s dark secret. It seems that Carver has run out of time to unmask the assassin and to save Gutman.
'As the European Union faces a resurgence of the right-wing ultranationalism, veteran journalist David Crossland paints a chilling scenario of the threats posed to contemporary German society by neo-Nazi extremists. A real page-turner.'
Efraim Zuroff, The Simon Wiesenthal Center
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David Crossland was born in 1967 in Bonn which was then the capital of West Germany and where his father was a foreign correspondent. David was educated at German schools until he was 16 and attended a school in Bristol before studying politics and economics at Exeter University in the UK. He worked for Reuters for ten years, first in Frankfurt where he covered financial and economic affairs including the wrangling that preceded the launch of the euro, and then in Berlin as their chief political correspondent. David is now a freelance journalist, writing extensively about the growing threat posed by neo-Nazis in the former communist east, and has tracked the country’s probing search for a new, bolder role in the world as new generations throw off the chains of guilt. He is bilingual and treasures his roots in the Rhineland. He is married with a son and lives in Berlin. Follow David Crossland on Twitter: @DavidCrossland3
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Book Description Peach Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M178036184X
Book Description Peach Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.72 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 178036184X