The Runner

The Runner

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At the end of WWII Erich Seyss, former SS officer and Olympic sprinter, known as the 'White Lion', uses his skills as a trained killer and escapes from the American POW camp holding him. He finds refuge with a shadowy organisation of former Nazis who plan to use his expertise in a breathtaking plot - a conspiracy that could change the destiny of Europe. Hard on his heels is Devlin Judge, an American lawyer who has his own reasons for wanting Seyss brought to justice. Devlin must find him at all costs - to prevent a catastrophe of horrifying proportions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 36mm | 158.76g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747266247
  • 9780747266242

Review quote

'Move over, Jack Higgins and Robert Ludlum, Reich has grabbed hold of your genre and made it sing' -- SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER 'Irresistible' -- WALL STREET JOURNAL 'THE RUNNER is a wonderful novel, a sophisticated story of conspiracy, treachery and political intrigue populated by larger-than-life characters' -- NELSON DEMILLE 'Extremely entertaining' -- SHOWTIME '[Reich's] intimate knowledge of international intrigue presents the reader with a genuine insider's look at historical diplomacy, reminiscent of le Carre. There should be big demand for this one' -- BOOKLIST 'Moves along smartly, Reich brings to life...the despairing postwar atmosphere of Germany in smoking ruins...with many sharply observant touches' -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'This is thriller writing on a grand scale...like Jack Higgins of Frederick Forsyth' -- DENVER POSTshow more

About Christopher Reich

Christopher Reich was born in Tokyo and grew up in Los Angeles. He worked in the private banking dept of a Swiss bank in Geneva before joining the bank's dept of mergers and acquisitions in Zurich. In 1995 he decided to pursue writing full-time. He lives in Texas, with his wife and daughter.show more

Review Text

Move over, Jack Higgins and Robert Ludlum, Reich has grabbed hold of your genre and made it sing SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINERshow more

Rating details

2,180 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 23% (502)
4 39% (855)
3 29% (638)
2 6% (139)
1 2% (46)
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