London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: For all those who love Fatherland by Robert Harris and Len Deightons novels, The Phoenix a brilliant thriller based on the inside story of the airship disaster is a great find.
Airships were the Concordes of their era elegant, exciting, luxurious and the Hindenberg was Germanys pride. When it mysteriously exploded on arrival in the US in 1936 Goering pronounced the disaster an accident. However, whispers soon circulated that it was sabotage. But by whom and why? And why were 28 ot the survivors declared dead by the Nazi authorities?
Birger Lund is one of them. Horrifically burnt in the flames, he is unrecognisable even to himself, but like the phoenix from the ashes, he arises from the dead with a new face and a new identity. However he realises he cannot embrace his future without confronting his past. So, briefly reunited with the girl he fell in love with ten years before on the Hindenbergs last voyage, he treks across post-war Germany in search of the truth about the crash. His journey leads him to a remote island off the north coast of Germany to the home of the last pilot on the Hindenberg. However, the islanders appear to have not accepted the end of the war, and are* determined to protect with violence, if necessary any secrets the pilot may have
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
344 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.