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The Fatal Blow (Genadeschot)

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Original Language: Dutch | 352 pp. | November 2018

2 Seas Represents: World Excl. Dutch.

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LITERARY THRILLER

After the war, Eden Lumas escapes to South America, but his past follows him.

Driven by a thirst for adventure, Eden Lumas enlists as a volunteer for the Waffen-SS, at the outbreak of the Second World War. He joins the German Army at the Eastern Front, only to find himself taking part in a ruthless war of destruction. When he becomes involved in the extermination of the Jews, his conscious can no longer be ignored. In an attempt to save a Jewish woman and her baby, he is discovered, executed and left for dead. However, he does not succumb to his injuries and from that moment on, his life is dominated by the hunt for Julius Liedtke, the SS officer who was responsible for his execution. After enduring countless hardships, Lumas ends up in Berlin and hits a dead end.

After the war, Lumas manages to escape to South America, where the Argentina of Juan and Eva Perón proves a safe haven for Nazi refugees. When he meets Sophie Denrée, he hopes to build a new life with her. But his past cathes up with him, and Lumas becomes involved in a struggle for life and death between fleeing Nazis and surviving Jewish avengers.

Felix Weber is the pseudonym of an award-winning Dutch author. His historical thrillers are based on true events, that Weber encountered and unraveled through his personal research.