eBook - 2013
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At once a vivid, haunting reimagining of 1950s Britain, a gripping, humane spy thriller and a poignant love story, with Dominion C.J. Sansom once again asserts himself as the master of the historical novel.
1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. The press, radio and television are tightly controlled. British Jews face ever greater constraints.
But Churchill's Resistance soldiers on. And in a Birmingham mental hospital, fragile scientist Frank Muncaster holds a secret that could alter the balance of the global struggle forever.
Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, a spy for the Resistance, is given the mission to rescue Frank and get him out of the country. Hard on his heels is Gestapo agent Gunther Hoth, a brilliant, implacable hunter of men, who soon has Frank, along with David's innocent wife, Sarah, directly in his sights.
C.J. Sansom's literary thriller Winter in Madrid earned him comparisons to Graham Greene, Sebastian Faulks and Ernest Hemingway. Now, in the first alternative history epic from Sansom in the tradition of Robert Harris's Fatherland and Stephen King's 11/22/63, Sansom doesn't just recreate the past--he reinvents it. In a spellbinding tale of suspense, oppression and poignant love, Dominion dares to explore how, in moments of crisis, history can turn on the decisions of a few brave men and women--the secrets they keep and the bonds they share.

Publisher: Random House of Canada


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Oct 10, 2018

This is a great political alternate-history thriller. It's well plotted, fast paced, the characters believable, the background meticulously drawn, and it's tense from beginning to end.

Jun 28, 2015

Dominion is probably one of, if not the best alternate history book out there! A compelling storyline, with exceptional plot development and a quick pace, Dominion is my favourite read of the year(so far) and is a MUST read. Stephen King isn't joking when he says it's a terrific novel!

Apr 22, 2014

Huge disappointment. The concept of a post WW II Britain as a vassal state of a victorious Nazi Germany has all kinds of potential which Sansom wastes with a a meandering plot. Taut this is not.

Feb 19, 2014

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