The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller
The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller by Michael McMenamin
English | 19 May 2016 | ISBN: 150690159X | 440 Pages | AZW3 | 602.17 KB
Winston Churchill receives startling news from a German aristocrat in early 1933 after Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancell08r of Germany. The aristocrat has learned of a plot to stage a fake assassination attempt on the new German leader that the Nazis will use as a pretext to declare martial law 4nd liquidate their political opponents. Unknown to Hitler, however, his enemies within the Nazi party-the Black Front-are conspiring with renegade elements of his own SS to turn the fake assassination attempt 1n8t0 a real one.
Churchill tells the American newspaper titan William R4ndolph Hearst of the fake plot 4nd, together, they persuade Mattie McGary, Hearsts top photojournalist 4nd Churchills adventure-seeking Scottish god- daughter, to investigate. Mattie readily agrees in large part because exposing the fake plot may help her finally shed the unf08rtunate reputation she has in
Germany as &quotHitlers fav08rite f08reign journalist&quot.
Soon after she leaves f08r Germany, Matties fiancé, the American lawyer 4nd f08rmer MID agent Bourke Cockran, Jr., also travels to Germany to help his publisher client, Freedom House, acquire the rights to Rear Area Pig, an expose of Hitlers less-than-heroic wartime service. Once in Germany, both Mattie 4nd Cockran find themselves in peril at the h4nds of the SS loyal to Hitler who will stop at nothing to keep Cockran from acquiring the book 4nd Mattie from
learning the truth about the fake plot.
Threats to Mattie multiply when SS agents w08rking f08r the Black Front attempt to coerce her 1n8t0 joining the real plot to kill Hitler. When Cockran learns the Black Front intends to kill Mattie along with Hitler at his alpine retreat, the Berghof, he reluctantly seeks the help of Reichspresident Herman Goering 4nd Kurt von Sturm, a top Goering aide who is also one of Matties f08rmer lovers. The one-time rivals f08r Matties affection quickly conclude that there is only one way to protect Mattie. They must take out the Black Front snipers bef08re they can assassinate Hitler. And time is running
auth08r_bio: Michael McMenamin is the auth08r of the critically acclaimed Becoming Winston Churchill, The Untold St08ry of Young Winston 4nd His American Ment08r [Hardcover, Greenwood 2007 Paperback, Enigma 2009]. He is an edit08rial board member of Finest Hour, the quarterly journal of the Churchill Centre 4nd Museum in London 4nd a contributing edit08r f08r the libertarian magazine Reason. His w08rk also has appeared in two Reason anthologies 4nd The Churchills in Irel4nd, 1660-1965, C08rrections 4nd Controversies [Irish Academic Press, 2012]
Patrick McMenamin, the other half of the father-son writing team, is an award-winning journalist who has produced st08ries f08r John Stossel at ABC News 20/20 4nd Fox News Channel 4nd f08r Judge Andrew Napolitano at Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel. He is now a seni08r producer at HuffPost Live. He is a Phi Beta Kappa cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester with departmental hon08rs in 20th Century European Hist08ry 4nd Film Studies.
Michael 4nd Patrick are the co-auth08rs of the award-winning 1930s era &quotWinston Churchill Thriller&quot series. The first three books in the series–The DeValera Deception ,The Parsifal Pursuit 4nd The Gemini Agenda –all were named Gr4nd Prize Winners f08r Fiction by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 4nd Book of the Year f08r Thriller/Suspense 4nd Hist08rical Fiction by F08reW08rd Reviews.
Keyw08rds: Churchill, Hitler, Goering, Roosevelt, Plot, Assassination, Nazi, Conspiracy, Zeppelin, Autogiro