Monday, November 03, 2008

Book Review: Murder Of An American Nazi

PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 31, 2008 – “Nothing is more pathetic than an American who does not know the real history of America. I’m not referring to the whitewashed, Pollyanna version contained in high school texts; rather, the ugly, murderous truth of how we got to the place we are now,” author Tim Fleming said about why he wrote his new book Murder of an American Nazi.

Fleming’s narrative wraps this theme around a murder mystery, the story of a few ordinary American citizens caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Ex-homicide detective Don Hayes is haunted by his one unsolved case, the murder of ex-Nazi/CIA operative Walter Dornberger. Dornberger’s corpse disappears before Hayes can begin the investigation, but the tough cop won’t let go, even after he leaves the police force.

As he uncovers the truth of who Dornberger really was, the trail leads on a heart-pounding journey through Nazi-occupied France in World War II, the German death camps, foreign coup d’etats, lethal Cold War espionage, the JFK assassination, and revolution in central America.

One of Hayes’ suspects turns out to be a concentration camp refugee, Hannah Kanermann, whose mother and brother were brutalized by Dornberger during the war. When Hannah discovers that the CIA helped Dornberger escape prosecution for war crimes and arranged for his safe passage to the U.S., she turns the tables on Dornberger, his Nazi cronies, and their CIA protectors.