Dr. Robinson has done an admirable job in depicting some of the intrigue that may have surrounded the failure of the Third Reich atomic effort.His credentials as an historical scientist have served him well in this, his first novel.
I would have liked to see less of the scientific detail and more of the romantic character involvement. Since he has proven his "street creds" in the scientific field, I would appreciate more character development along the lines of character interaction. The personal intrigue between Anton, Klaus , Clara, and Teresia is what really held my interest.It is a shame that Anton , the leading character, met such an inglorious end administered by the likes of Clara. I would have liked to see him reappear in similar roles with the Eastern Block advisories.
I am a big fan of historical based fiction and do appreciate the research effort that authors of this genera put into their work. Good job Dr. Robinson, I will be looking for more in the future.
Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife's death. At this rodeo once again Arnie's life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it's done the cowboy way.