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.