The Boys from Brazil Author:Ira Levin Barry Koehler, an overeager aspiring Nazi-hunter, calls the premier expert in the field, the aging Yakov Liebermann, with news of a Sao Paolo meeting of top SS officials. The gathering is led by the infamous Dr. Mengele, famous for his hideous Auschwitz medical experiments on twins. According to the young man, the Nazis are going to murder 94 65... more »-year-old civil servants. Liebermann is skeptical, but then deeply concerned when Barry disappears from his hotel. How will killing these men, who live in various countries and are complete strangers to each other, lead to the rise of the Fourth Reich? Why do all the targets have teenage sons with apparently identical descriptions? Can Liebermann stop Mengele before this mysterious, terrible plot comes to fruition? or is it already too late?
When this SF thriller was first published in 1976, memories of World War II and Nazi atrocities had started to fade somewhat, but they were still fresh enough to imbue the book with true dread. THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL also inspired a 1978 film starring Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck.« less