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The Torqued Man

The Torqued Man (Hardback)

By Mann, Peter

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A damn good read. --Alan Furst A brilliant debut novel, at once teasing literary thriller and a darkly comic blend of history and invention, The Torqued Man is set in wartime Berlin and propelled by two very different but equally mesmerizing voices: a German spy handler and his I...rish secret agent, neither of whom are quite what they seem. Berlin--September, 1945. Two manuscripts are found in rubble, each one narrating conflicting versions of the life of an Irish spy during the war. One of them is the journal of a German military intelligence officer and would-be opponent of Hitler named Adrian de Groot, charting his relationship with his agent, friend, and sometimes lover, an Irishman named Frank Pike. In de Groot's narrative, Pike is a charismatic IRA fighter sprung from prison in Spain to assist with the planned German invasion of Ireland, but who never gets the chance to consummate his deal with the devil. Meanwhile, the other manuscript gives a very different account of the Irishman's doings in the Reich. Assuming the alter ego of the Celtic hero Finn McCool, Pike appears here as the ultimate Allied saboteur. His mission: an assassination campaign of high-ranking Nazi doctors, culminating in the killing of Hitler's personal physician. The two manuscripts spiral around each other, leaving only the reader to know the full truth of Pike and de Groot's relationship, their ultimate loyalties, and their efforts to resist the fascist reality in which they are caught.
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ISBN 9780063072107
Publisher Harper
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Jan 2022

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ISBN-13 9780063072107
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Jan 2022
Publisher Harper
Imprint Harper
Publication Country
Format Hardback
 › 4 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mann, Peter
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade