HE NEVER CAME BACK by Paul Tabori

HE NEVER CAME BACK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fast-moving adventure story, psychologically angled, this is enjoyable- not always credible- reading. Shortly after V-E Day, Nazi General von Falkenau, escaping into Spain by using the papers of a Czech patriot, meets Captain Peter Whitney, U.S. Army Intelligence, and Helen Fleming, English UNRRA worker. Within a week Helen marries von Falkenau, knowing nothing of his true identity. The first day of their honeymoon a minor accident leaves von Falkenau with a slight concussion of the brain. His nights, filled by nightmares, are used as flashbacks to show his cruel, ruthless nature, and to avoid sleep, he turns to drugs. Peter, smelling a rat, sets out to capture von Falkenau and rescues Helen. The increasing momentum of the corpse-littered chase, the psychological amplification, contribute sure suspense.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1947
Publisher: Dutton