To catch a king|
Aka: Judas gate, The
World War II (
/ Harry Patterson
/ Jack Higgins
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For my daughter Sarah, from one unashamed romantic to another.
Also known as: The Judas gate. This title was however already droped by the publisher before it was published. It is only mentioned in foreign copies which name it as the original title of the book.
In June 1940 the young diligent SS-general Walter
Schellenberg is send to Lissabon with a top secret mission from the Fuml;rher.
He has been orders to stop the Duke and the Duchess of Windsor from
traveling from Portugal, where they fled to, to England ... if necessary by
means of kidnapping them. Hitler wants to put the duke of Windsor, who is
loved by the British people, on the throne after the victory of Germany. The
duke will then be a puppet of the Fuml;rher and enlarge the glory of the Third
Hitler was certain the Duke of Windsor would accept his offer
to rule England after Germany had defeated the country. And so he
commissioned General Walter Schellenberg to carry out his plan to kidnap the
royal couple should the Duke refuse. But Schellenberg was a most unusual
Nazi. In fact, he was a most unusual man. And from the moment he met
Hannah Winter, a beautiful Jewish singer, he knew fate had something very
special for them.