Fatherland

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

Press Reviews

Clever and ingenious... Its breeding is by Orwell, out of P. D. James, a detective story inside a future shock

Daily Mail

Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarré are. The writing is superb. This novel lifts its author into a new and superior class

The Times

The highest form of thriller... non-stop excitement

The Times

Powerful and chilling... convincing in every detail

Daily Telegraph

A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock

Guardian

Robert Harris has recreated the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep

Sunday Times

Tightly constructed... grips as tightly as a Nazi's glove

Independent on Sunday

A fantastic thriller... The final solution is an utter surprise. Harris reaches it with speed, conveying a whole culture of grotesquery and kitsch

Mail on Sunday

Ingenious... fast-paced and beautifully written

Esquire

 
  • Conclave
  • Dictator
  • An Officer and a Spy
  • The Fear Index
  • Enigma
  • Fatherland: 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Lustrum
  • Selling Hitler: The Story of the Hitler Diaries
  • Imperium
  • Pompeii
  • Archangel
  • Fatherland