Synopses & Reviews
"An incredible adventure and a great page-turner!" -- Bear Grylls
Otto and Leni thought they were safe: They escaped -- barely -- from war-torn Europe and are living as refugees in England. But now the Crown has recruited them: Great Britain wants them to go back. As spies!
Dropped behind enemy lines, Otto and Leni embark on a top-secret operation. Code name: Wolfsangel. Their mission? Capture the one person who can defeat the ultimate evil of Nazism! Der Fuhrer has destroyed Otto's and Leni's families, but what if the tables were turned? What if Hitler's ultimate legacy was in their hands?
Breathless pacing, nonstop action: By the screenwriter of Goldeneye, HITLER'S SECRET is a cinematic tale of revenge with an unexpected twist. A note by the author explains the truth behind the fiction and lets readers know what really became of history's greatest villains.
"Screenwriter Osborne makes his fiction debut with a fast-paced historical adventure that sees two teens infiltrating 1941 Bavaria on a vital mission. Austrian Leni and German Otto, both refugees living in England, are tapped to go undercover as part of a desperate attempt to find and retrieve a girl who holds unknown significance to Adolf Hitler. The meaty plot and dialogue-driven prose take the two on an adventure that, however improbable at times, provides abundant intrigue. With one of the Third Reich's top men, the fearsome Reinhard Heydrich, in hot pursuit, Leni and Otto are forced to bite back their anger at the Nazis and terror of being apprehended to complete their mission (rescuing nine-year-old Angelika from a convent). Osborne writes with an eye for the big screen, his story barreling forward with kinetic energy and punctuated by narrow escapes from wartime and natural hazards, but he never loses sight of his main characters' inner workings. Though the narrative skews toward action over rumination, Osborne maintains a balance between the two and delivers a satisfying, slightly bittersweet experience. Ages 12 up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
After graduating from Cambridge University, WILLIAM OSBORNE became a lawyer, but his career took a sharp turn when he switched to screenwriting in Hollywood. He has worked on more than sixty movies, including THE MUMMY and GOLDENEYE. He lives in Norfolk, England.