The Fourth Rising (Peter Brandt Thrillers Book 3)
Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)
On May 8, 1945, WWII in Europe ended with Germany’s surrender. But did the Nazi Party itself surrender? Some say no.
1943: A German ship moors in a clandestine anchorage in western Mexico with a cargo of gold intended to bribe the Mexican government into declaring war on the United States. When the attempt fails, the German vessel flees leaving its gold buried somewhere along the coast of the Sea of Cortés.
1997: The horrific murder of an old flame’s husband sets former war correspondent Peter Brandt on the hunt for the hidden Nazi treasure. The search takes him down a bloody trail leading from the drug cartels of Mexico to a neo-Nazi training camp in the Southern California mountains. Along the way, he unearths a decades-long Nazi conspiracy to create a new Fourth Reich and continue the Nazi Party’s plan for world domination.
Inspired by true historical events, and recent research suggesting the Nazi Party survived the German surrender, The Fourth Rising is the latest in the Peter Brandt adventures which include Empty Places and The Last Refuge.
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.75 out of 10
Plot: Hill’s novel is energetically paced and well-plotted. The author seamlessly weaves in decades of relevant history with the exciting storyline.
Prose/Style: This novel is skillfully written: every character has a distinct, believable voice and, as a result, the dialogue is authentic and appealing.
Originality: Readers will plunge headfirst into this original, engaging, deadly conspiracy thriller. Well-drawn characters and a high stakes-yet-believable plot elevate the novel.
Character Development: The characters in this exciting thriller are engaging, diverse, and deeply memorable. Protagonist Peter Brandt is a likable, competent journalist who uncovers a wide-ranging Nazi plot. The secondary characters are distinct, interesting, and serve the plot well.
Date Submitted: June 04, 2020