The Fugitive by Robert L. Fish
Winner of the Edgar for Best First Novel in 1962
A Holocaust survivor fights a Nazi conspiracy in the jungles of Brazil
In 1939 Erick Von Roesler was spreading Hitler’s gospel in Brazil when duty to the Reich called him home. He distinguished himself during the war, organizing slave labor camps, overseeing executions, and manning the gas chambers of Buchenwald, but in 1945 he felt it necessary to leave the land of his birth. His enthusiasm for the German cause undimmed, he returned to South America to remake the continent in the image of the fallen Reich.
For help, he calls on Hans Busch, a master propagandist who comes south from New York with $2 million earmarked for the Nazi revival. But this squat, unkempt little man is not the Nazi he claims to be. Hans Busch is merely a nom de guerre for Holocaust survivor Ari Schoenberg, who has come to take his revenge. With the help of Interpol’s José Da Silva, he will dismantle the new Reich from the inside out.
“Sharply ingenious.” —The New York Times on the Kek Huuygens series
“Vivid, humorous, daring and shrewd.” —Anthony Boucher on the Captain José Da Silva Mysteries
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