By Guy Walters
Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (The Sunday Times); “a version of meticulous, brave and path-breaking scholarship"(Literary Review); and "absorbing and carefully gripping… merits an enduring position between histories of the war.” (The Sunday Telegraph), Hunting Evil is the 1st entire and definitive account of the way the Nazis escaped and have been pursued and captured -- or controlled to dwell lengthy lives as fugitives.
At the tip of the second one global conflict, an anticipated 30,000 Nazi struggle criminals fled from justice, together with many of the optimum rating participants of the Nazi Party. a lot of them have names that resonate deeply in twentieth-century background -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not only for the monstrosity in their crimes, but additionally as a result shadowy nature in their post-war life, holed up within the depths of Latin the USA, constantly one step prior to their pursuers. Aided and abetted via trendy humans all through Europe, they concealed in foreboding castles excessive within the Austrian alps, and have been taken in via shady Argentine mystery brokers. The makes an attempt to deliver them to justice aren't any much less dramatic, that includes vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and bold plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives.
In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written paintings of global conflict II background and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist man Walters supplies a finished account of 1 of the main surprising and demanding facets of the struggle: how the main infamous Nazi conflict criminals escaped justice, how they have been pursued, captured or in a position to stay unfastened until eventually their common deaths and the way the Nazis have been assisted whereas they have been at the run through "helpers" starting from a Vatican bishop to a British camel medical professional, or even individuals of Western intelligence services. in accordance with all new interviews with Nazi hunters and previous Nazis and intelligence brokers, travels alongside the particular break out routes, and archival learn in Germany, Britain, the U.S., Austria, and Italy, Hunting Evil authoritatively debunks a lot of what has formerly been understood approximately Nazis and Nazi hunters within the put up warfare period, together with myths in regards to the alleged “Spider” and “Odessa” get away networks and the striking fact concerning the world's such a lot mythical Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
From its haunting chronicle of the huge mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky info in their postwar life to the demanding situations of looking them down, searching Evil is a enormous paintings of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.