An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS - a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style. Spring 1945. The final weeks of the war. One man holds the secret that will decide the fate of post-war Europe: Peter Hencke, an unlikely hero, a German prisoner-of-war on the run. Refusing to wait for peace and the freedom it will finally bring, Hencke is fired by a personal mission that drives him to risk everything in his lonely, treacherous journey across wartime Britain, back through the battle-torn remnants of the Third Reich - to the very heart of encircled Berlin. One man faced by the mightiest armies ever assembled, pursued by the most powerful and ruthless men in Europe - and helped and loved by two of the most extraordinary women. The secret of Peter Hencke will be hidden until the very last moments of the war.