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From Booklist Sansom is known primarily for his series of historical novels featuring sixteenth-century lawyer Matthew Shardlake, but Winter in Madrid (2008), a spy thriller set in 1940, brought the author some serious acclaim. More is sure to follow with this gripping alternate-history story set in England in the early 1950s. David Fitzgerald, a civil servant, is a member of the Resistance, a group dedicated to expelling the Nazis from England (in Sansom?s version of twentieth-century history, England surrendered to Hitler in May 1940). When David is given a very delicate assignment?extricate scientist Frank Muncaster from a mental hospital before the Nazis discover the potentially world-altering secrets in Muncaster?s possession?he doesn?t count on being pursued by a relentless Gestapo agent, Gunther Hoth, who will stop at nothing to silence Muncaster. A race-against-time thriller set against an imaginative and internally consistent historical backdrop, the novel should definitely appeal to fans of alternate history, especially the WWII novels of Harry Turtledove or Robert Conroy, and, of course, Robert Harris? classic Fatherland (1992). --David Pitt Read more Review 'C.J. Sansom has long been one of my favorite writers, but DOMINION may be his most richly imagined book yet: it's a wonderful example of what the novel can do--a through-the-looking-glass glimpse into a world that might have been, and almost was.'?Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life'Dominion is terrific. And no, this isn't one of those publisher-sponsored blurbs. I just fell in love with it.'?Stephen King'Sansom has an original and impressive voice. Rich details add depth to the story. Absorbing and richly conceived.'?Adam Woog, Seattle Times'A dazzling thriller, detailed, absorbing, and rich. The best novel of its kind since Robert Harris's Fatherland.'?Charles Cumming, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six'Long and engaging. Rich and densely plotted. All too real.'?Kirkus (starred review)'Intriguing. Page-turning. Delicious.'?Library Journal (featured review)'Gripping . . . A race-against-time thriller set against an imaginative and internally consistent historical backdrop, the novel should definitely appeal to fans of alternate history, especially the WWII novels of Harry Turtledove or Robert Conroy, and, of course, Robert Harris' classic Fatherland.'?Booklist'Tremendous.'?The Guardian (UK)'Masterly.'?The Independent (UK)'Exciting, sophisticated, and moving. There will be few better historical novels published this year.'?The Times (UK) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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