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An adrenaline-pumping ride to save the world from a conspiracy straight out of the darkest hours of history.Are Hitler's atrocities really over?1942, Poland. The head of the SS meets secretly with a scientist in charge of a major Third Reich project.Present day. After another late night with yet another woman whose name he doesn't remember, self-pitying golden boy trader JAn adrenaline-pumping ride to save the world from a conspiracy straight out of the darkest hours of history.Are Hitler's atrocities really over?1942, Poland. The head of the SS meets secretly with a scientist in charge of a major Third Reich project.Present day. After another late night with yet another woman whose name he doesn't remember, self-pitying golden boy trader Jay Novacek learns that his long-lost father has died, precipitating events that lead him to board a plane to Zurich. He's got a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons? Far from his posh apartment, he races to save the world from a horrific conspiracy. Can it be stopped?...

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  • Frances
    2018-10-30 06:32

    3.5* Action PackedWith only 243 pages this thriller novel is jam-packed with fast action and distinct characters. The author intertwines the story between present day and the Nazi experiments during World War II. There were certain aspects of the book that were enjoyable, while some portions had me cringing; but I guess that’s what thrillers are supposed to do. One of the main characters Jeremy Novacek a Wall Street trader with many demons swirling around in his head, is soon shocked out of his day to day existence where he hates his job, hates his apartment that he describes as ‘reeks of money’, and drinks way too much. But that is all about to change when two Air Force officers (he referred to as penguins) show up at his front door with the news that his father, a Lieutenant General with the Air Force has been killed. Jeremy has hilarious, witty dialogue throughout the book which helps keep the book on a light hearted scale, but it does have the dark side seeping out to grab you. (This book won the ‘Blue Moon Prize’ award for best thriller).

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2018-10-20 07:23

    Wall Street trader Jay Corbin learns that his long-lost father has been killed and not long after that is his mother assassinated. Now together with a Jackie Walls, a CIA bodyguard must he figure out what his father was investigating. What was it his father knew that got him killed? The trail leads to Zurich and it seems that the Nazis is behind everything...I admit that the first person narrative got a bit annoying in this book, but, fortunately, the story was interesting enough to keep my interest. Jay Corbin may be the main character, but I found Eytan Morg, the Mossad agent to be the most interesting character in the book, even though I guessed his background early on. It was a nice thriller with a fast-paced story and I will continue reading the series.I received this copy from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review!

  • Lectrice Hérétique
    2018-11-14 02:38

    En avril dernier je découvris Les vestiges de l’aube, le premier roman d’un auteur prometteur. Ô joie ! David S.Khara récidive avec un thriller historico-comploteur haletant et échevelé.Avec un premier flashback rapide, mais efficace, l’auteur nous envoie directement dans un camp en Pologne en 1942. On n’est pas là pour rigoler, on est averti.Après ce premier dépaysement, on fait la rencontre de Jay Novacek, trader alcoolique et suicidaire lâche, plein aux as et vivant à Manhattan. Jay est un être torturé, cynique, et très désespéré.C’est le début d’une succession effrénée de flashbacks tous aussi crispants les uns que les autres, qui nous feraient abandonner la lecture de frustration, si le rythme n’était pas aussi bien dosé.On passe d’une époque à l’autre, d’un lieu à l’autre, assez rapidement pour faire avancer le schmilblick. Le lecteur n’a pas le temps de se morfondre. Les incursions dans le passé sont saisissantes, on rencontre Hess, Hitler, Himmler et autres gais lurons.Ça fait froid dans le dos, mais permet de placer l’action dans le réel.Le jeune trader est un personnage pathétique, et dont le monde bascule à l’annonce de la mort de ce père qui les a abandonnés 25 ans plus tôt, sa mère et lui. Notre jeune héros va vite se voir affublé d’une protection rapprochée assurée par une recrue de la C.I.A qui ne paie pas de mine, avant de faire la rencontre d’un agent du Mossad pas commode.Un trio improbable, une menace non identifiée, un étrange et inquiétant legs de sa mère, un voyage en Europe, et voilà le trader embarqué dans une enquête des plus étourdissantes, sur fond d’expériences nazies et de folie scientifique.Au-delà de l’intrigue déjà bien aboutie, les personnages sont particulièrement soignés. Le « héros » Jay est quasiment passif, il subit les événements, affiche une attitude blasée, on sent qu’il n’est pas à sa place dans cette aventure dans laquelle il est entraîné malgré lui. Il suit le mouvement comme il peut. Il réussira toutefois à apporter ponctuellement ses compétences à la résolution de l’intrigue, mais restera dépendant de celles de ses deux acolytes. Une complicité évidente rapproche très vite les trois protagonistes. On devine assez rapidement beaucoup de choses sur l’un d’eux, mais ça ne gâche rien au suspens.Le sujet de fond est des plus noirs, les expériences inhumaines menées par les nazis, les scientifiques et chercheurs « récupérés » par divers pays d’Europe en échange de leurs compétences, rien de bien joyeux. Malgré ce contexte lourd et grave, l’humour est très présent tout au long du roman. Le personnage de Jay/Jeremy n’est pas dépourvu d’humour noir, il est en décalage constant avec ses « protecteurs », et les événements graves qui se succèdent. Les dialogues sont bien vus et pleins d’humour quand il le faut. Un savant mélange de décontraction et de gravité, d’actions et de rebondissements bien menés.Bon ben, maintenant j’attends la suite

  • Gopal
    2018-10-31 00:38

    Thanks to Net Galley, the publishers Le French Book and the author David Khara to have provided me with this free edition of the book in exchange for an unbiased and an honest review. This book is the first of a series about something called as The Consortium and another one of those gems which has been translated from French to make its debut in the English market. With the sheer number of languages spoken and being printed in the world, what we may be missing boggles the mind. But then that is a story for another day as they say…The novel opens in 1942 Poland with an SS soldier reminiscing of about a Germany free from Hitler's paranoia and ambition all the while awaiting the arrival of Heinrich Himmler himself to the camp that he is guarding. All his reminiscing is for nothing as he is soon dead… an official victim of an assassination attempt against Himmler. Fast forward to the present day, we are presented with Jeremy Corbain or Jay Novachek as he calls himself a high flying, self pitying Wall Street broker who is greeted with the news that his estranged father is dead. Suddenly thrust into a shadowy world where he no longer knows the good from the bad, Jeremy seeks to make sense of what's happening around him.The Bleiberg Project takes to the times of writers like Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy who could spin a mean conspiracy thriller of shadowy organizations, secret cabals. The Bleiberg project gives us a shadowy group going by the name of Consortium which wants to redesign the world in its shape. The storyline moves back and forth in the past and present and is tied together effectively with various POVs from the main characters in the stories - Jeremy, his father, Eytan Morg.. The pace is frentic and the story holds your interest in the premise that is monstrous to consider but somehow looks implementable given the state that the world is in right now - genetic mutation on humans.The quintessential Nazi quest for the perfect Übermensch and the Consortiums quest for creating a new World finds perfect partners in each other and years on clinical trials on humans give them a perfect specimen a child - number 302. When the child escapes from the its captors and with fall of the Reich, the Consortiums returns to the background continuing with its research and pulling the strings from behind.The novel has its moments of humor with the interaction between the various characters and the dialogues which are alternatively funny, cynical and sarcastic in turns. All kudos to the translator for retaining the humor and the integrity of the dialogs in the process of translation.A solid 4.5 stars. I would love to read the follow to this ASAP. Ohh… Wait I do have the follow up novel courtesy Net Galley. Well I must get started…

  • Wayne McCoy
    2018-11-13 00:51

    'The Bleiberg Project' by David S. Khara (with translation by Simon John) is a pretty good ride, but I had to give it quite a few pages before I decided that. It's part of a series, but this book is a good standalone adventure.The story takes place in the present but reaches all the way back to 1942. In the modern time, Jay is a stockbroker and playboy who lives to drown himself in women and alcohol every night. That is, until he gets the call that his estranged father has been killed. Clues around his father's death lead to Jay being on the run with a pretty CIA bodyguard and being chased by a Mossad agent. They find themselves in Europe with a mystery that goes back to World War 2. Who was Jay's father and why did he leave the family? Who is Bleiberg and what was he doing for the Nazis?I liked it, but initially the Jay character really annoyed me. I really didn't like him. The other characters were fine. The translation is good and the story really moves along. I look forward to reading further books in the series.I received a review copy of this ebook from Le French Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

  • Eileen
    2018-10-23 02:34

    The Bleiberg Project by David Khara translated by Simon JohnSynopsisSelf-pitying golden boy trader Jay Novacek is having a bad week. He finds out his long-lost father is dead, he discovers his boss's real identity, and he ends up boarding a plane to Zurich under his real name Jeremy Corbin. He has a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA body guard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons? Far from his posh NY apartment, he races to save the world from a horrific conspiracy straight out of the darkest hours of history. Can it be stopped? This fast-paced thriller was an instant sensation in France. Think a dash of Robin Cook, a splash of John Grisham, and pinch of Clive Cussler with a very distinctive flavor all its own****.5 Rating 4.5Review Although the synopsis grabbed my attention The Bleiberg Project was written in French and translated into English so I wasn’t sure about reading this novel but I am so glad I turned the pages. In the first of the Consortium series, Jay Novak, previously known as Jeremy Corbin, is a successful young man with a chip on his shoulder. Involved in a terrible accident, of which he was the cause, he is in a self destruct mode. His relationship with his Mother, Ann Novacek/Corbin, is strained and life is being endured but nothing is as it seems. One day he receives news of his estranged Father’s death and his life is overtaken with a series of clues and events taking him to Europe. David Khara manages to bring together the hideous history of WWII with current events entwined with an undercurrent conspiracy involving science and technology. Power is the ultimate prize there are those who will stop at nothing, even the destruction of life in unimaginable circumstances to obtain this. Without spoiling the plot, chapter 1 sets the scene with Horst Geller, a German guard in the Stutthof Concentration Camp in 1942. Geller does not want to be part of the regime but it’s either “him or them”. This is the introduction of a number of recognisable names from WWII. However, as the plot evolves it becomes apparent that a consortium of powerful people goes back further than this. It’s a race against time and it needs the skills of a number of individuals who are pursued by a faction, for whom life is cheap. The characters are a mixture of those who are captivating and others who are abhorrent. David Khara continues to build upon the characters of Jay, from a loser to a smart analyst and Eytan Morg. Eytan is the Mossad/Metsada agent, who has many layers to his complex character. The introduction of Jackie Walls, the CIA agent, allows Khara to establish a humorous interaction in a tense, fast paced novel. I was grabbed by the Synopsis and found it a page turner to its completion. Loved the Winston Churchill quote, “The further backward you look, the further forward you are likely to see”. Personally, I would have liked a more in depth epilogue but I am looking forward to David Khara’s next novel. Certainly he is an Author to look out for. I was given a copy of The Bleiberg Project by NetGalley, thank you.

  • Maria
    2018-10-24 03:34

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for a fair and honest review. I received no additional compensation for my opinion of the reading material. I rated the book 5 out of 5 Stars and a Recommended Read.A thriller which takes readers between the present and World War II, The Bleiberg Project by David Khara, is simply “Magnifique”. Colorful characters, good dialogue and a conspiracy dating back to World War II, kept me turning the pages from start to finish. Filled with action, danger, the nature of man’s humanity, or lack thereof, and the possible redemption of a tortured soul, Mr. Khara’s book is in my opinion a must read for any reader who enjoys this genre.Beginning with a scene from World War II, Mr. Khara takes us to present day Manhattan, where he introduces us to Jeremy Corbin, aka Jay Novacek, a privileged, successful Wall Street Trader. Who it just so happens is waking up from another night of drinking and womanizing. Showcasing Jay’s currently less than stellar attitude towards life, and his job, Mr. Khara quickly lets us know that nothing is quite as it seems. The pace picks up as Jay learns of his estranged father’s death, his father’s secrets and the part his mother played in keeping him in the dark. Mr. Khara does a great job developing Jay’s character from the start; while difficult to like at first, I was able to quickly connect with him and understand his situation. I understood why he changed his name from Corbin to Novacek and why he felt the way he did towards his dad. Suffering from issues of his own, Jay is a tortured man who is not at peace with life but can’t bring himself to end it either. As the story progresses and Jay finds himself trying to put together the clues his father left him, he is helped by two people who work for the CIA and have a vested interest in what he discovers. Also aided by Eytan Morg, a “giant” bald headed man and a Mossad agent who at first seems to be out to hurt him, Jay flies to Europe to open a safety deposit box his father left him. As their journey progresses, and Jay and the agents helping him take control of his father’s files, they find themselves being pursued by enemy agents and in danger of losing their lives. Will Jay and his protectors uncover the truth about the “Bleiberg Consortium” and its ties to the Nazi’s? Has the consortium behind Hitler’s rise to power continued to plan and experiment in preparation to “reshape” the world once again? You’ll have to read The Bleiberg Consortium to find out. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

  • Fran Toolan
    2018-10-29 06:51

    This book was translated from French, but I would never know. The translation was brilliant, and the writing superb.A compelling story that links WWII Germany with the present day. The story is reminiscent of a Dan Brown novel with a plausible explanation to an years-old mystery. How did Hitler really come to power? Is there an ability to create a super-human?I enjoyed this book very much. It wasn't until the epilogue that I was a bit disappointed.

  • Kathy Davie
    2018-11-13 07:44

    First in the Consortium thriller series revolving around a secret underground agency set on remaking the world.My TakeThis was good with a cast of characters with whom I empathized and cried for. ...I don't think I'll ever understand evil, other than that it exists. I was conflicted over a "3" or a "4" and chose to rank it up simply because it was a treat to read---no grammatical issues to leap out and trip my eyeballs up and very nicely translated by Simon John.xThe story incorporates flashbacks---and I'm very grateful for the notice at each chapter start that tells me where I am in the story!---that flash over a range of decades from Hitler's imprisonment for the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923 to Jay's memories of his childhood.I thought Khara was reasonably evenhanded in how he treated soldiers in the German army, pointing out that they and the German people didn't have a lot of choice with how the Jews were treated nor did he pull his punches with how most Germans thought of Jews. Yes, it was contradictory, but isn't that human nature? It does make me wonder, if all the Germans who thought the destruction of people who were different was wrong, what if they had risen up together to protest? Instead of huddling alone with their hands over their eyes, ears, and mouths. As disgusting and horrific as it was, we really can't point fingers and say we'd never do that. Because we all have in some way. Today we're making headway on not seeing homosexuality as "catching", accepting them as individuals with the same rights as other individuals. Consider how African Americans were---and still are---treated. How about the current profiling of Arabic-looking people? And that just covers Americans! What about the stupidity in the Middle East? Tribal conflicts in Africa?? Sorry, soapbox, getting off it...Of course, the Nazi leaders quite rightly are portrayed as the monsters they are. Right along with the Consortium agents! I put the "auction" of German scientists at the end of WWII right up there as an evil act. Yeah, I understand the pragmatism, but I don't understand the collusion. How did they sleep at night? Oh, wait, evil. Conscience-less. Politicians.Oh, crack me up! I love Jay's response to Morg wanting to send them home…"...I guess you were right---no boots, no chainsaws, not even a weed-whacker. We are seriously under-equipped!"It's a clichéd story that Khara twists into interesting, but my problem with The Bleiberg Project is its lack of depth, which in turn contributes to a lack of real tension or drama. Yeah, there's lots of action and you'll cheer with Morg as he takes out the bad guys right and left. And you can't help but laugh at? with? Jay as he does his stumbling best through a heartrending trip into the past. But Khara misses so many fabulous opportunities to make me cry, to make me race through the story, flipping pages as fast as I can read. I can't decide if he had a restriction on how many pages he was allowed, or if he simply never got past putting some flesh on his outline.I loved how he told us about Jay---no info dumps here. He provides Jay's background and his current state of mind through his grieving and what he thinks of his life. Colorful, informative, and empathic. Although he could have been just a touch more clear on that pivotal night. I had to work for it. His depiction of Morg is, oddly enough, cheerful, considering that he's a very efficient and practical killing machine! I liked Morg, and by the time I finished the story, I liked him even more. Khara kept up a nice level of tension about where Morg stood with regards to Jay. A little more work would have made it even better. The John Stewart infiltration could use a bit more clarity as well."Enlightened" dictators? A way to reduce an excess of population? Jesus...Khara is amazingly descriptive and he weaves a good ninety percent of it in so very well. I felt the hope and the horror, not enough to make me cry, but still very well. But too many of the events in this are too easy---wait'll you get to the escape just before the end! I'd also like a reason for Jackie's decision at the end… Maybe in Consortium #2?For the conspiracy theorists among us, you'll love Khara's premise for this story. And all too believable...eeek!It's an enjoyable read, especially if you don't like a lot of tension and drama.The StoryA stupid decision resulted in tragedy, one that Jay is attempting to drown. Relief only comes when the people around him start dying and send him off on a retrieval mission. An undertaking that will reveal the truth behind past decisions and even more distant operations.The CharactersJeremy "Jay" Novacek/Corbin is a thirty-one-year-old multimillionaire who does trading on Wall Street. With a tragic childhood, and an even more tragically stupid decision as an adult. His mother, Ann, is in a sad state, living at St. Francis Hospital, and grieving in too many directions to count. A very honorable woman. Lieutenant General Daniel J. Corbin is Jay's absentee father, a man with a mission. One that involves Christopher Durham and Richard Hoffman, fellow fighter pilots who replaced Jake Sokolove and Brian Stabbleford. Ed Jackson is a friend of Daniel's in the military's legal department.Bernard Dean is Jay's boss (president of the board at Eckhart, Dean and Aldrin)---and we eventually find out, his godfather. A man in love with Jay's mother. And Daniel's friend. A man who will look out for his friends' son the best he can. William Pettygrow is a liaison officer at Langley. Jacqueline Walls is a diminutive powerhouse of a CIA agent with her own childhood demons. Eytan Morg is a man driven by his past. He's also a Kidon agent with Metsada inside Mossad, and a man with his own mission. Eli Karman, Morg's boss, is the keeper of Mossad's archives.Reichführer SS Heinrich Himmler who came up with the Jewish Solution and joyfully implemented it. An interesting peek at Rudolf Hess. Hitler has a cameo. John Stewart is a Canadian agent whose interest in this is confusing, and a step along the path. Andrei Kourilyenko was a Russian scientist at the end of World War II; an end run around him changed his life. I have to confess I did laugh, at the time, at what happened. I wasn't laughing at the end...At Stutthof Concentration Camp, 1942SS Horst Geller has joined the SS to protect his family and ensure his survival; now he's a guard in Poland. Herr Doktor Viktor Bleiberg who covered his psychopathic tendencies under his scientific brilliance, is very interested in radiation, nuclear physics, and chemistry. Subject 302 was Bleiberg's breakthrough. And explains that obsession with shaving...makes you want to cry.Dr. Morganstern, his wife, and sons are just a few of the Jews denounced by their fellows and force marched to concentration camps. The ConsortiumChristian Delmar and Adamet Epartxegui make a bargain with Hitler. Bob Delmar is his son and hasn't much good to say about him. Elena is a vicious assassin. Deep Zone—or as Morg calls it, the Temple of the Imbeciles—is a bookstore that sells games, Jay's kind of games, owned by Planic, a retired scientist. Annick is Planic's nurse. Morg's World is another bookstore similar to Deep Zone.The CoverThe cover is a colorful collage of oranges and a slash of bright pink in secret-agency land with the ubiquitous circular chart and gun; I liked the legs(!) and the swastika nested inside the "o".The title is the conflict, the horror the Consortium intends to perpetrate upon the world, The Bleiberg Project.

  • Tony Parsons
    2018-10-28 03:53

    5/1941. Tower of London, England. Douglas-Hamilton (14th. duke of Hamilton) came to see howRudolf Hess (prisoner) was being treated.What were Professor Viktor Bleiberg plans? 11/9/1942, Stutthof concentration camp (Poland). SS Horst Geller (Schutzstaffel) left his wife Karin & Gisela (baby daughter) far behind.Poughkeepsie, NY. St. Francis Hospital # 204. Jay Novacek (31, Caucasian, Wall Street stock trader, aka Jeremy Corbin) & Ann Corbin (wife/mother, nee Novacek) learned the news that Lieutenant General Daniel J. Corbin (husband/father, USAF, CIA) had died.VA. Why did Eytan Morg kill William Pettygrow (CIA liaison officer, Langley). James Friedkin (night mgr.) greeted Eytan on his return to the Four Seasons Hotel.Who is Eytan’s (secret agent) next target? Bernard Dean (A/A, 50+, Eckhart, Dean & Aldrin board president) was scrambling his brain to try & figure a lot of things out. What happened to Ann?Does the Consortium still exist? Took my daughter (graduation present), 2 of her college Softball friends & son (USAF) to the 1996, Olympic Games, Atlanta, GA. Dostoevsky The GamblerRight up there with Karl J. Morgan. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written Dual timeline historical fiction book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great Dual timeline thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars. Thank you for the free Instafreebie; Author; PDF book Tony Parsons (Washburn)

  • Walter Scott
    2018-10-29 00:30

    There have been many novels set in Nazi Germany, or related to events that (may have) happened in World War II. David Khara takes this basic plot source, and does it a lot better than the others. Bleiberg makes Mengele look like a rank amateur. (My apologies to those who were prisoners in the death camps, or relatives of those who were. I do not mean to make light of the evil that seemed to rule Nazi Germany at that time. Mengele and Eichmann were almost pop culture when I was in my teens.)Spanning the early 1940s to the present day, the story and the characters are very well done. There are some nasty surprises, and a lot of nail-biting suspense.Getting to sample the work of David Khara is the result of some amazing folk involved with Le French Book, which exists to give the world the chance to read the best French writers by way of highly skilled translators. If this is new to you, go to Google and check it out. They do for the French what has been ongoing with Swedish authors like Stieg Larsson.The Bleiberg Project is the first of a trilogy about an organization known as the Consortium. #2 and #3 are on my must-have list.

  • Annette
    2018-11-07 03:29

    An excellent book start to finish. Jay Novacek's father abandoned him when he was only 6 but he grew into a very successful wall street trader. When the military shows up with the American flag to notify him of his father's passing, his whole existence is challenged. On a trail that starts with a key given to him by his mother, a journey into the past to prevent a mass epidemic takes Jay, his CIA escort, Jackie and his Israeli bodyguard Eytan Morg on a nail biting ride you don't want to miss.

  • Sonja Bristow
    2018-10-31 01:43

    Why does the female agent turn to a male counterpart and ask "do you think he likes me" seriously? You're a trained assassin and you are acting like a teenager? Wow, just set the book back for me.

  • Michelle
    2018-10-27 08:48

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

  • Koeur
    2018-10-26 08:35

    http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/05/28...Publisher: Le French Publishing Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781939474063 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Rating: 2.0/5Publisher Description: Are Hitler’s atrocities really over? For depressive Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, absolute truths become undeniable lies overnight. He finds out his long-lost father is dead and boards a plane to Zurich with a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Review: The cover art is as confused as the story-line.This could be called the ultimate flashback novel. The story-line jumps around from Hitler’s era on up to the 60′s and 80′s. This usually degrades a novel, but in this case it was a boon. Very interesting and intriguing where the author takes you. His supposition that genetic experiments under the Nazi regime and a hidden world consortium manipulating events on an epic scale has been visited many times. Only the author makes it believable. His travels into the past were riveting to say the least.What is not credible is the general story-line whereby one of the CIA investigators leaves his son a safe deposit box with some cryptic information and from there he is co-opted as part of a covert CIA team to recover some answers about Blieberg, what it means, and ultimately destroy the heinous and insidious plot. So…..you have a drunk idiot, with no military training whom is now part of a high level operation to ferret out a cabal that has been in existence since before the 1900′s. The same cabal that exercises covert authority over all the worlds military and political leaders, eliminating anyone that stands in their way with impunity. So Jeremy dummy drunk guy, in one of his self-destructive fits stumbles into and out of a hit team sent to kill him, for???? I don’t know. Some key? Well, anyway, as team incredible (CIA HOT CHICK and GIANT JEW MAN) set off to set the world right, this cabal is hot on their trail.The fight scenes that involved doofus and CIA HOT CHICK (whom Jeremy wants to bang like a snare drum) are ridiculous. You have Jackie HOT CHICK whom is not much over 5 feet tall taking out huge Aryan dudes and BREAKING THEIR NECKS!! Are you fugging kidding me? She was abused as a girl and because of that is an expert in Tae Kwon Do. In one scene she un-cuffs herself (2003 model French handcuffs that come apart if you bang them) and punches a 6 foot 6 inch monster in the face, removing his eye, and on the way down she breaks his neck and does the same with the other tough. REALLY? So how does a 5 foot tall person punch someone in the eye that is over 6 feet tall, let alone have the strength and technique to break their necks with Tae Kwon do which is mainly a kicking style. So immediately after this scene, HOT CHICK and Jeremy douche run to save GIANT JEW MAN, and Jeremy kicks the shit out of a trained commando and saves HOT CHICK from a severe beating. WTF? A super neck breaking chick gets saved by a drunk stock broker? Well it gets better, when they get through the toughs, Jeremy jumps on some huge Aryan evil chick whom is torturing GIANT JEW MAN, and decides he is not going to snap her spine because, well, he is “not a killer”. Fug.So GIANT JEW MAN, stays behind to destroy the laboratory, and Jeremy and Jackie end up married with kids thinking GIANT JEW MAN is dead. ONLY, they get a cryptic email from non other than GIANT JEW MAN!!! HE IS ALIVE!! And out to wreak havoc on the consortium. So stay tuned for the sequel and let me know how it goes.

  • LadyTechie
    2018-11-19 03:48

    I received an e-copy of The Bleiberg Project by David Khara from Netgalley. I have to admit when I think about reading anything related to the Holocaust it makes me want to run the other way. Knowing everything that was done and probably not being aware of some things makes it a hard subject to digest. I have to admit this is my first foray into reading about this topic for that very reason. But, when I read the synopsis I thought this sounds really good and just maybe there is a good enough ending that I will not feel totally depressed afterwards. The characterization in the story was done really well. I have to admit that Jeremy Corbin, even without knowing his secret, makes it hard to like him. He is quite witty and also so darn down on himself it makes you want to avoid him. But, as the book goes on you start to become invested in his pain and hope that somewhere down the line things get better for him. Oddly enough his thoughts about Jackie Wells at first seemed a bit off to me, then as I read on I decided he is just a bit self-centered and immature and kind of thinks of her in high-school terms. Jeremy takes body blow after body blow in losses and as he deals with them throughout the book you start to see him maturing and growing and realizing how he lost more than he realized with his father.I love reading books based in other countries, especially Europe and Eastern Europe. This book did a good job of giving me a bit of armchair travel. There was not a lot by way of describing the sites in the different places they visited when they arrived in Switzerland and made their way across to Poland but, there were enough of the descriptions that it grabbed my interest. What was really great was the tie-in to some of the rumors of some of the medical testing that happened in the camps. They were nicely woven into this book. But, my all-time favorite part of this book was Eytan Morg. I love reading about and seeing stories on television about the Kidon unit of The Mossad. Granted they are not nice people but, this was my first book that I got to read about some of what they do and what is known about their skills. It took me back to my favorite parts of NCIS and the character Ziva who was also Kidon. Eytan was larger than life and not just due to his size. He was this amazing, scarred man who didn’t allow himself to have anything other than the work he did and we find out why in The Bleiberg Project. That part of the story was riveting. Eytan’s fight scenes were awesome and jumped off the page when you read them. Interestingly enough at the beginning of the book you don’t know whose side he is on so he comes off as if he might be one of the bad guys but, he is so much more.I just read on Goodreads that this is the start of a series and I have to say a very good start and I look forward to following this series every step of the way!Review can also be seen along with more great information about The Bleiberg Project by David Khara at http://LadyTechiesBookMusings.blogspo.... and http://fictionisstrangerthanfact.blog...

  • Matt
    2018-10-26 00:26

    In the first of Khara's Consortium Thrillers, his focus is on the Nazis and their secret program to create the ultimate citizen. Jeremy Novacek had all he could want: money, success, and women. When two members of the Air Force arrive at his door to offer condolences for the loss of his father, Novacek thinks could not get any better. Estranged from his father, Novacek is delighted with the news and travels to pass it along to his mother, who is institutionalised. It is only then that things spiral out of control, as she hands him a key emblazoned with a swastika. Jeremy learns that his father's departure in his youth was for safety reasons, as he was seconded by the CIA to engage in a covert mission, one of which his mother was fully aware. Jeremy, who returns to using his father's 'Corbin' surname, heads to Zurich with a CIA agent to discover what lies within the safe deposit box to which the aforementioned key belongs. He is being trailed along the way by a Mossad agent who is also curious, but must offer an additional line of protection for those seeking to eliminate him and stop the discovery of any secrets. As Corbin uncovers the secrets in the Zurich bank, a coded document, he realises that his life is in danger. His mother is murdered, he is being targeted, and there is a broader mystery taking place that could have monumental importance. Layered with flashback chapters about the most secretive and important medical and genetic experiments the Nazis undertook during the War, Khara adds to the thrills throughout this novel, culminating in the ultimate surprise. An interesting beginning to the series, hopefully with more of this calibre to come to keep all readers interested.With the third in the series on my NetGalley list to read, I felt it important to get a context before diving in with a review for the publisher. Khara offers an interesting introductory novel to the series, postulating the creation and development of the Übermensch, the super-man, perfectly Aryan in every way. As the story progresses, Jeremy Corbin realises that his father is embroiled in uncovering this mystery while the narrative leads the reader through numerous angles in the Nazi development. Nothing earth-shattering or fabulous, the novel plods along and seeks to offer some insight for the reader to ponder, with action and thrills to offset the historical recounting of this scientific tale. Khara does a decent job (as does the translator) in building up a few characters and developing them in a superficial manner. Well-crafted to allow the plot to flow smoothly and keep the reader entertained throughout. Kudos, M. Khara for your work on the first Consortium Thriller. I hope the others are as exciting and historically enticing.Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.com/

  • Vanessa Delamare
    2018-11-03 04:34

    What's good about it?The relentless pace of the story. This book is short and intense. From the very beginning, we are drawn into the story. It starts with Jay that we follow throughout and in the first person. I thought that it was cool to live the story with the other two protagonists but when through the eyes of Jay, it brings the kind of dark humour I like. Jay is assisted by a Mossad agent, Eytan, a giant who hides a dark secret (secret that one quickly understands) and a CIA agent, cute enough to give Jay back a certain taste for living. The story is told from different points of view and moves from the third person to first person when it comes to Jay, but this is done very well and helps to make the story lighter when Jay let out some very ironic remarks.The story is well done, the indices are given throughout the story, even if we discover things by ourselves and before the protagonists (which I always find a bit of a shame) (but which can be flattering: yeah ! I found the answer before him!) (in the same time, him being a character, it's pretty silly to be best) (but one finds his delight where one can, right?) The three accomplices find themselves chasing the missing elements to allow them to save the world and their lives. With that, if I tell you that there's some CIA, Mossad and other hidden but global organizations involved... it gives you a good idea of the tension in this book. For fans of global conspiracy, genetic mutation and other experiment, you'll love The Bleiberg Project! (anti-GMO will also find compelling arguments)We meet a bunch of characters, from the protagonists - Jay the trader-moron who proves intelligent, funny and humble enough eventually, Eytan the enigmatic character that you would like to know more, especially given his past and Jackie the CIA secret weapon: small but mighty! - to the historical figures (Himmler, Hitler and other Nazis eager for scientific experiments and to create the perfect creature). Because yes, we go from one era to another, from one gang of merry men to another, it sprays with bullets, it bursts and it's breathtaking.And kudos for the translator, Simon John! I don't know what the book is like in French but the tone of the English version was excellent!In a nutshellAn excellent book that reads quickly, a fast-paced story and a devastating humor. The Bleiberg Project was a great success and it's well deserved. It is a 4.5 / 5 for me.Disclaimer: An e-galley of this title was provided to me by the publisher. No review was promised and the above is an unbiased review of the novel.(Originally posted at vanessa-s-bookshelves.blogspot.ca)

  • Breakaway Reviewers
    2018-11-10 05:41

    stars A Rollicking Good Thriller Embedded in History, 17 July 2015Jeremy Corbin is a highly-skilled Wall Street trader whose life is a series of either all-out work or all-out drinking, because he is trying to forget that he killed a four-month-old child when he was driving under the influence of alcohol.However, Jeremy is shaken out of his pathetic self-pitying mode when his estranged father, who left some twenty years previously, dies. He is bequeathed a small box and a key embossed with a swastika. What ensues is a race against time to avoid a situation that literally threatens the world’s population.He is aided and abetted firstly by CIA Agent Jackie Walls, and then by Eytan Morgenstern, ex-Mossad and the first guinea pig to survive the ministrations of Professor Bleiberg. Bleiberg, a member of the secret global society called The Consortium, had worked with the Nazis to further Marie Curie’s experiments with polonium and radium, exposing hundreds of children to radiation to propagate ‘Ubermensch,’ or ‘overhuman,’ i.e. someone with superhuman abilities. Eytan Morg was this, and since his escape from Bleiberg and the Nazis, has continually worked to seek out and execute the men responsible for the extermination of over six million Jews. He is tasked with protecting Jeremy and seeking out the truths that lie within the reaches of the box and key.David Khara’s book is unusual in that not only does it swap from country to country and timeframe to timeframe, but Jeremy’s action is always in the first person and the present tense, compared to the rest of the book in the past tense. At first this appears to be rather clumsy and irritating, and yet, with time, as I got into this book, I found it to be cleverly underlining the central character of Jeremy Corbin.What I fail to understand is why the three books in the Consortium series were not printed in chronological order. What sense does it make to publish the second, then the third and finally the first? Is it something to do with the books being translated into English? Incidentally, thanks must go to Simon John for his excellent translation.However, this is a good book: a thriller and also a reminder to society of what must never, ever, be allowed to happen again. Indeed, at a time when a ninety-four-year-old former SS sergeant at Auschwitz has just been sentenced to four years in prison for three hundred thousand counts of accessory to murder, let us remember, and never forget history. – SméagolRating: Four Stars.

  • Melinda
    2018-10-24 00:35

    Jay Novacek is a trader, smart and intelligent, but also a troubled young man. He grew up without his father, who abandoned him 25 years ago, without any reason or explanation and his mother is in an asylum. Until one day he receives news that his father passed away. When he goes to inform his mother about his father’s death she gives him a locker with a key inside – whatever the key unlocks or opens, contains the reason why his father abandoned him and his mother all those years ago. Not soon afterwards, his mother was assassinated…Jay, also called Jeremy Corbin, decides to begin his own investigation to find out who killed his parents and why his life is in danger. Along with the help of Jackie (assigned by his boss) he travels to Zurich to uncover the truth. What he finds is that his father was investigating the conspiracy around the Nazi’s and their goal of creating a superhuman (ubermensch) which put him and his mother’s life in danger. The novel is in part historical fiction (with Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler getting regular mentions and appearances in the book) and in part a thriller.The pace of the story was fast - I didn’t get bored reading the book – there were so many twists and surprises. I found the story interesting, even though crime thrillers are not usually my choice of genre. With regard to the characters, I could understand Jay’s “hatred” towards his father; however I would have loved to read more about Jackie and Jay’s relationship. The two of them were obviously attracted to each other (both emotionally and physically), as the narrator explained their thoughts about each other, however the relationship progression were never mentioned in the book – until in the epilogue. I think what interest me about the book was the historical fiction part, but there are also sci-fi elements. I may have found the story line interesting, but I didn’t love this book. If you are into thrillers and conspiracy novels, this one might be for you.My review is also posted on my blog:http://thebookmusings.wordpress.com/2...

  • Gef
    2018-10-24 00:29

    Jeremy Novacek starts off as a bit of an a-hole in The Bleiberg Project. David Khara's protagonist is a rich, spoiled, sulking, self-destructive booze-hound with every privilege at his disposal after making a killing on Wall Street. But he's got daddy issues. Heck, who doesn't.When Jeremy receives word that his estranged father died, a man he never really knew, a series of events kicks off that has Jeremy following in his father's footsteps to solve a mystery behind a Nazi conspiracy that all stems from a key with a Swastika insignia. Jeremy has ghosts of his own, still tormenting by a drunk driving accident when his alcoholism was at its worst, but his now-dead father's ghosts veer more into obsession, as Jeremy gradually learns more and more about why his father abandoned him and his mother all those years ago.Aided by an attractive federal agent in learning his father's secrets, Jeremy becomes embroiled in a cat-and-mouse race for answers against a secret group that seems hellbent on stopping them. Throw in an assassin with motivations of his own enterting the mix, and this novel really doesn't have a chance to slow down.If there was a gripe to be found, I'd have to say it was the regular switches in point of view. Half of the novel is told through a first-person account of Jeremy's thoughts and actions, while the other half is told in third-person, including periodic flashbacks to Nazi-ruled Germany. I'm a reader accustomed to reading stories that have one style of PoV, so the switches from first-person to third-person felt like speedbumps while reading. And scenes told in third-person that featured Jeremy were confusing at times, since I figured those scenes would be kept in his point of view. Other than that though, the actual story flowed well and offered a refreshing twist on conspiracy theories surrounding WW2.The novel is subtitled "A Consortium Thriller", so I assume there is a followup novel in existence in France. I just wonder how long I'll have to wait for an English translation.

  • L.S.
    2018-11-11 05:34

    Fascinating, intriguing, believable and frightening. A great story, well told. One that keeps you hooked to the end.A five star thriller, filled with intrigue and conspiracy theories. It will make you question how such atrocities could happen and indeed, why were they so obsessed with the need to create a superhuman?Summary: Jeremy Corbin is a trader on Wall Street, currently he is in a very depressive after a drinking bout led to the death of a child as he drove home one night. He grew up without his father in his life, believing him to have abandoned his family. When Jeremy is told of his father's death by the CIA and that he was actually killed, he also learns his father did not want to leave his family, but circumstances meant he had to go away in order to keep them safe. Armed with this news, he tells his mother, who then hands him a locket, containing a key bearing the Nazi emblem - the Swastika. More than a little confused, Jeremy then gets the news that his mother has also been killed and he finds himself heading for Europe with a CIA agent and a Mossad agent. Can his life get any more complicated? Well, yes, it can .... and does!!My thoughts: I am fascinated (possibly too much so) by this period of history and I soaked up this story like a sponge. Jeremy Corbin is a bit of a dullard, very much wrapped up in his own problems and not trying too hard to help himself. He has a tendency to feel quite sorry for himself and is forced to learn to think and act differently when he embarks on his escapade with the secret agents. The female CIA agent is a tough cookie, but she grows to like Jeremy, inspite of his poorly timed one-liners and 'woe is me' attitude. The Mossad agent is the most interesting character of the three, and what develops for his character is truly riveting. The pace is fast, but without losing the details. Highly recommended to anyone who finds this subject matter as compelling as I do, and thankfully there is more to come as a series is underway :)

  • Vicki
    2018-10-20 01:30

    Another winner from the Le French Book team, this time the story is a modern day espionage thriller with roots in the Nazi regime of WWII. Jay Novacek is a Wall Street trader who has met with enormous financial success but is seemingly defined by self-destructive behaviors in recent months. That changes when a knock on his apartment door reveals the Air Force team which has come to inform him of his absentee father's death. Soon he is overwhelmed with new information about his past and his father's true identity, information that will change his life forever.His Wall Street boss turns out to be a CIA operative who knows more about Jay's dad than he had ever revealed. The action begins to move very quickly, as it seems his father has left a trail that both the good guys and the bad are eager to follow, and we can't always be sure which is which. The fast paced action in the present is interspersed with back story chapters that reveal the beginnings of a conspiracy in the Nazi laboratories. Many lives were callously sacrificed in the pursuit of facilitating the mutation of humanity into a race of Ubermensch, or Super Men. Not all the researchers in the lab were loyal to Nazism above all. Their loyalties lay with a shadowy mysterious international group called the Consortium, which manages to survive the fall of Nazism and spread into other countries at the end of WWII.It seems Jay's dad had gotten too close to revealing the sordid ties of the Consortium to his own government and they took his life, but not before he was able to leave the key to revealing the evil plans and scary progress of the Consortium. That is, if Jay and his compatriots can only get to the information first. There is a lot of hand-to-hand to fighting, an explosion here and there, all to keep the excitement level racing in this fast-paced book.This is the first in a series of Consortium thrillers, so be on the lookout for more excitement to come.

  • John Purvis
    2018-11-19 02:50

    “The Bleiberg Project” was published in 2014 and was written by David Khara (http://www.dskhara.com). Mr. Khara has published 6 novels, three in the “Consortium” series. This is the first book in that series. I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Violence and Mature Language. This Thriller novel covers from the thirties as Hitler was starting to rise to power until current day. Most of the action is in Europe, but some is also in the US. The key characters are Jeremy Corbin, Jacqueline “Jackie” Walls and Eytan Morg. Corbin is a wealthy wiz on wall street that is fighting a number of personal demons. He finds out that his father, who left he and his mother years ago, has died. To his surprise he finds that what he knew of his father was far from the truth, and now his father’s investigations are dragging him into a world wide conspiracy. Walls is a pretty, petite CIA operative who is assigned to protect Corbin. They have hardly met before she is saving his life. He is immediately drawn to her. Based on information Corbin’s father left behind, he and Walls are soon headed to Europe to recover information left there for him. Morg is a deadly Maossad agent, and has an unbelievable past. He is assigned to watch and protect Corbin. He follows them to Europe, but soon must reveal himself to save both Corbin and Walls. They manage to barely stay one step ahead of their adversaries, but there is a trail of bodies left behind. This very much reminds me of something Alistair MacLean or Ian Fleming might have written. The plot was a little different and it kept me engaged with the story. I thought that the three main characters were interesting. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5. Further book reviews I have written can be accessed at http://johnpurvis.wordpress.com/blog/.

  • Paul Franco
    2018-11-14 04:41

    Jay’s long-lost father dies, then his mother’s killed. Now they want to kill him, and his long-time boss—who isn’t what he seems—helps him escape by giving him a cute bodyguard and sending him to Switzerland to dig up stuff on why everyone’s getting killed.“When I sprinkle two pills into my palm, I feel better already. I toss them back and swallow them dry—water’s for pussies.” This tells me all I need to know about the main character. It’s not that he’s a badass, which he thinks he is but is far from; it’s the arrogance. His snarky humor at times goes jackass, but since he receives just as much as he dishes out I’m okay with it. Like most plots dealing with Nazis, eugenics is involved. There’s a good Superman and a bad Supergirl, though I found his identity easy to figure out. There’s also a side plot that is timely nowadays: a drug company causing a pandemic because they have the antidote, and who cares if a lot of people die. About halfway through it occurred to me how strange the opener was. The book starts in the past and occasionally goes back, but in the prologue there’s a character that’s completely fleshed out, enough so that it’s easy to assume he’ll be the protagonist. . . and then he gets killed. And the story’s not in solving his murder or anything of that sort; he’s simply done and we move on. Very strange. This was originally written in French. Parts are in first person, then switch to other points of view; it got confusing a couple of times, especially when it switches within chapters, but oddly enough not that bad on the whole. This book was far from perfect, but I enjoyed parts of it. There’s something about stories that involve a reluctant hero who has to grow up and find what he’s capable of.

  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    2018-11-11 02:48

    Are the horrors of the holocaust finally over? Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, finds that absolute truths can become undeniable lies overnight. After his father (who he hasn’t been in touch with in years) dies Jeremy finds out that he left him a key to a safety deposit box in Zurich. The key has a Nazi medallion attached to it. He meets a man who says he was a colleague of his father at the CIA and that Jeremy could be in danger. The CIA sends along a woman as his CIA bodyguard (who is a little over the top), and they find that a dangerous Mossad agent on his trail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother killed? Is this a conspiracy and if so can it be stopped? Of course no one is who they seem and the Mossad agent could be a double or triple agent, but for whom. From the information they find in the deposit box they go hunting for a man who may be at the center of the whole mystery. Who and why are they chasing him and what does this have to do with the Holocaust?Interspersed with the modern story is the background that deals with experiments on the inmates of the concentration camps. As one would suspect, the results of one of these experiments and the consequences it represents is crux of the story.The book is interesting and kudos to the translator for making the story feel seamless. But a lot of this story is repetitive and move into the genre of Kung Fu movie heroes and villains. More character development and less hysteria would make this a better book.Zeb Kantrowitz zworstblog.blogspot.com

  • Marika Charalambous
    2018-11-17 01:41

    Full review at http://mysterysequels.com/bleiberg-pr...Let’s just say that the beginning confused me a lot. It jumped between past and present a lot and since I was not yet familiar with the main characters, I really had to focus to follow the story. Eventually though things started to come really well together and I found myself tremendously enjoying the book.Jeremy Corbin is a successful Wall Street trader with a mother in the nursing home and a father that is simply dead for him, as he had left the family when Jeremy was still a child. That’s why he even went by his mom’s maiden name – Novacek – these days, to have nothing to do with his dad anymore.To his big surprise, Jeremy soon learns that his father is now dead, and when he brings the news to his mom, she tells him that everything Jeremy knew about his dad was wrong.Alternating with Jeremy’s discovery about his dad and a cat and mouse game that follows it, we get thrown into various past events around the times of the second World War with the Nazi Germans trying to create a superhuman through something called The Bleiberg Project.The characters were a delight to learn about. Jeremy has a fun way about him with his crackpot remarks even in the most dire situations. What I would have liked to see more is a relationship development between Jeremy and Jaqueline, as there seems to be a real attraction between then, that sadly was left for the most part untouched.Overall a great book, the only reason I only give it 4 stars is because the first 50 pages or so were kind of confusing and hard to follow for a casual read.

  • Amber
    2018-10-22 07:34

    The Bleiberg Project is an edge-of-your-seat, firecracker that is sure to launch this author into the world of fiction in a hurry. The writing is set at a breakneck pace that playfully drags you along for the ride. The subject matter weaves an original twist to history where one man’s twisted ambition is then catapulted onto the world stage. David Khara will leave you shaking your head and pulling your jaw up off the ground as you immerse yourself into his lightening paced thrill ride that will have you awestruck long after it’s over.The Bleiberg Project starts off by introducing us to the main character Jay Novacek who is a brilliant financial trader. At a very young age, he has already made his fortune several times over, but money can’t replace love or heal a broken heart. His present problems only get worse as both of his parents are mysteriously killed. This serves as the catalyst to launching him into the secretive and dangerous world of the CIA searching for answers that will unlock the mystery behind the mess that his life has turned into.History buffs and conspiracy theorists alike would find something in this book that calls to them. Watching this story unfold was truly mind-blowing at times. The story doesn’t lose any of its tension, and there is enough twists and turns to keep even the most casual reader hooked until the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun, enjoyable story that will keep them pulled in and entertained the entire time.

  • Susan Johnston
    2018-11-07 00:49

    One sign of a good book is the inability to put it down. This book took less than a day to read because I kept coming back to see what happened to the characters. Initially, our protagonist Jeremy is unlikeable, a guy who appears to "have it all" but is bent on self destruction. As the story unfolds and both the reasons for his decline and finally his ability to move on changes the view. When needed, he shirks off his self-pity and rises to the occasion.The most compelling and, oddly, empathetic character is a Mossad assassin with a dark secret that is entangled in the Bleiberg Project. This project, one of the pets of Heinrich Himmler in his quest for the Aryan superman is deeply disturbing. Most disturbing of all is the atrocities that are committed on the altar of science are perpetrated by a Jew whom Himmler hides in plain sight.Back and forth the story weaves from WWII to 1985 to the present. It was quite early in the book when I suspected the link that our assassin had to Bleiberg but that did not diminish the power of the chase and the final showdown. By then our heroes number three with the addition of a female CIA agent who teams up with the two men figure out the mystery and put an end to the madness.I was so invested in the characters that I was devastated by the resolution until I read the epilogue. That is another sign of a good book. A third sign is the wish that the story would continue. If you like a good mystery with lots of twists and turns, give this one a try. It is well worth the time.

  • Julie
    2018-11-08 05:40

    This thriller is about experiments that started under the Nazi regime and an organization that have continued that work to present day. A novel concept to be sure with lots of intrigue.It has a strong plotline, but the thing that stood out to me was the way it mixes a lot of history with events taking place in our modern world. I liked learning more about that time period. It was fascinating to me to look at history from that perspective, but of course this book isn't all history and mostly takes place present-day, but the things I learned made me think about what was suffered by millions under Hitler's regime. There were times, however, when the switching back and forth between Nazi Germany and present-day was confusing and I had to go back to the chapter head to see where we were. So, as much as I enjoyed the history parts, it was sometimes jarring to be taken out of the story for them.There were also a lot of point of view changes from the main characters to minor villains. That had its advantages because if I didn't like a particular character, I merely had to read a page or two more and I would be in someone else's perspective. I think my favorite character was the Israeli hitman who had a history and background and a way of looking at things that was fascinating. (As a note to my gentle readers, there is also swearing throughout the book and violence but not a lot of gore.) I liked reading something different from a French author and thought they had solid writing skills.