Tue January 22, 2013
Book Nook: Orders from Berlin, by Simon Tolkien (Minotaur Books)
This noir page turner is set in the early 1940's during the terrifying German bombing raids known as the London blitz. A mole within Great Britain's security services has been directed by his Nazi keepers to assassinate Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Of course we know that this never happened but it doesn't make this compelling thriller any less thrilling to read.
Simon Tolkien is the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. In this interview the author explains how this distinguished lineage was actually an impediment that he had to overcome before he could come in to his own as a writer.