Daddy

Daddy

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Loup Durand
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Publication date: 1991
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Weight: 0.25 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

With superb plotting, mesmerizing characters and brilliant chase scenes, Daddy will enthrall connoisseurs of suspense and intrigue from its opening sentences to the emotionally charged denouement. At the heart of this taut, psychological, action-packed thriller set in the early 1940s is Thomas, an exceptional 11-year-old boy whose mind, a well-oiled, precise ``machine,'' contains the complicated codes to 724 secret Swiss bank accounts, a fortune the Nazis have been trying to get at for many years. Their operative is a 46-year-old professor of philosophy, reputed to be the most intelligent man in the Third Reich. Like two chess grand masters, the hunter and his quarry ingeniously outmaneuver each other, each understanding the superior intelligence of his opponent and able to anticipate the other's moves several steps in advance. The drama is heightened by the boy's intense relationships with his beautiful and elusive mother, who trained him for his mission, and with his almost-invisible Spanish bodyguards and a network of supporters from France, Switzerland and Spain set up by her in advance.