Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(circa 1968- ) UK journalist and author whose Hitler Wins sequence, the John Rossett series, comprising The Darkest Hour (2014) and The British Lion (2015), is set in a 1946 London under Nazi occupation; the widowed protagonist, after distinguished service in the defeated forces, is seconded to the Office of Jewish Affairs, under control of the new rulers. His job, which is to apprehend any remaining Jews, is depicted through thriller tropes; his emotional ties to young victims governs and tends to humanize the plot, which extends in the second volume into a search for the Jewish Scientist whose development of an atomic bomb – the central Jonbar Point of the series being America's refusal to enter the conflict after the Invasion of Britain, with a consequence that she never herself develops the bomb – threatens to bring about the End of the World. [JC]
born Liverpool, England: circa 1968
- The Darkest Hour (New York: HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2014) [John Rossett: hb/Richard L Aquan]
- The British Lion (New York: HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2015) [John Rossett: hb/Richard L Aquan]
- The British Lion (New York: HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2016) [exp of the above: John Rossett: pb/Richard L Aquan]
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