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The alphabet house : a novel

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen; Steve Schein
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, published by the Penguin Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jussi Adler-Olsen; Steve Schein
ISBN: 9780525954897 0525954899
OCLC Number: 881888122
Description: vi, 465 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Alfabethuset.
Responsibility: Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein.

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British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots' only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren't the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.

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