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The Nazi Hunter: A Suspense Novel of Post-War Germany
The Nazi Hunter A Suspense Novel of Post-War Germany Author:Bynum Shaw Paul Streik, alias this, that, and whatever name happens to be useful to his purposes, would have made a good priest, or an actor of Greek tragedies, or a hard yet benevolent teacher. He became instead a hunter and executioner of high-ranking ex-Nazis who had escaped the Allied dragnet after World War II. In the years following the war Streik e... more »liminated many war criminals, but his works was not finished even twenty years later. The man he wanted to track down more than any other was one Friedrich Boehm, an ex-Nazi who was responsible for the death of Streik's wife and child.
Streik pursues the trail from Vienna to Cologne. His quarry is a man called Willy Wagner, who lives quietly with his wife and daughter. He was once known as Friedrich Boehm. Quietly, inconspicuously, Streik stalks his man. Quickly he becomes aware that he has been drawn into a trap. He saves his own life as well as that of a rising liberal politician. He penetrates to the inner headquarters of a neo-Nazi organization. He discovers, too, that he is still capable of love and tenderness. But, even as he engineers his greatest triumph of revenge, he comprehends that he has lost out in the human equation, that he has become victim of the very evil he sought to obliterate.
The Nazi Hunter holds its own with the finest of suspense novels for sheer drama and excitement. More than that, it deals with the powerful questions of personal vengeance, the secret Communist threat to the West German republic, and the willingness of the people of that republic to forgive, even to honor, unregenerate Nazis.« less