THE DAY BEFORE SUNRISE by Thomas Wiseman

THE DAY BEFORE SUNRISE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With genuine professionalism and a self-generating pace, this is documentary fiction en route from actual WW II events and characters to film. You'll meet Dulles, making his secret negotiations with the Reich's General Wolff in order to expedite the end of the war as well as some of Hitler's finest--Kesselring, Himmler and his masseur, etc., etc. The Russians, however, have been informed of the covert deal, a fact corroborated when an SS envoy/translator is interrogated re what is called the ""Berne conspiracy to betray the Reich."" Meanwhile there is the arrantly doubledealing Scholler, placating his German superiors, willing to be bought by Dulles, and a quiet (rather faceless) American sent to keep an eye on Scholler who gets away with everything--including four million Swiss francs--as well as an anonymous free future. You may be left wondering whose is the real ""Schweinerei""--but there's no question of the easy readability of Wiseman's book.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1976
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston