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Mu­nich – Robert Harris, Hutchinson – out Thurs­day THE nerve-shred­ding days of Septem­ber 1938 are the set­ting for this mas­terly thriller from the best-sell­ing Harris.

He takes the events of the Mu­nich sum­mit and fleshes them out with hu­man drama.

Hugh Le­gat, a young sec­re­tary in Prime Min­is­ter Neville Cham­ber­lain’s pri­vate of­fice, is es­tranged from his for­mer Ox­ford friend Paul Hart­man, a Ger­man diplo­mat, af­ter an ar­gu­ment.

But Paul is risk­ing his life as part of the anti-Hitler re­sis­tance and tries to re­cruit Hugh to the cause as they pre­pare to meet in Mu­nich.

Tak­ing you from Cham­ber­lain’s plane to Hitler’s train, merg­ing real play­ers in the po­lit­i­cal drama with Hugh and Paul’s story, this is a bril­liantly vivid drama­ti­sa­tion of a fas­ci­nat­ing his­tor­i­cal episode.

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