By C. J. Sansom
Right away a brilliant, haunting reimagining of Nineteen Fifties Britain, a gripping, humane secret agent mystery and a poignant love tale, with Dominion C.J. Sansom once more asserts himself because the grasp of the ancient novel. 1952. Twelve years have handed considering Churchill misplaced to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. the click, radio and tv are tightly managed. British Jews face ever larger constraints. yet Churchill's Resistance infantrymen on. And in a Birmingham psychological health center, fragile scientist Frank Muncaster holds a mystery which may adjust the stability of the worldwide fight eternally. Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, a secret agent for the Resistance, is given the undertaking to rescue Frank and get him abroad. challenging on his heels is Gestapo agent Gunther Hoth, a super, implacable hunter of guys, who quickly has Frank, besides David's blameless spouse, Sarah, at once in his points of interest. C.J. Sansom's literary mystery iciness in Madrid earned him comparisons to Graham Greene, Sebastian Faulks and Ernest Hemingway. Now, within the first replacement background epic from Sansom within the culture of Robert Harris's homeland and Stephen King's 11/22/63, Sansom doesn't simply recreate the past--he reinvents it. In a spellbinding story of suspense, oppression and poignant love, Dominion dares to discover how, in moments of predicament, heritage can activate the selections of some courageous males and women--the secrets and techniques they maintain and the bonds they proportion.
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Drew on you? Drew on his brother? It shall be remembered in the account," the old man promised grimly, and fixed his bloodshot eyes upon his younger son. "Come here, you! Come nearer! You're quiet enough now, are you? Are you in your right senses yet? —a thing a very savage would not do. You shall ask his pardon for it here and now, before you pay the rest of your score. On your knees! " Harry did not move. "I ordered you to ask your brother's pardon. " Harry shook his head a little, and maintained his stony regard, not even glancing in Ebrard's direction.
If my hand and Adam's lay severed before you, would you know which was the free, and which the unfree? " "Father, if I have a mind, if I have that faculty of measuring which you call judgement, is it not the gift of God? Am I to bury it in the ground and let it rot? " "That is very well said, Harry! And let me tell you this, law is a compromise, a makeshift, a best that can be done with the material at hand, never finished. — older and wiser and greater minds than yours, compounded it, and I think none who had a hand in it will ever claim that it cannot be bettered.
And you are right to speak out where you think it fails of its purpose, which is justice, though you must beware of thinking that your criticisms are therefore invariably justified. There are doubtless some laws which are bad—though to be plain with you I do not think this is among them—and in time they will be changed. It is a good part to work for such amendment. But while the law is as it is, you are bound by it, and so am I, and we must conform. " "Father, what choice had we? In a year, or two years, or ten, this penalty which I find vile may be done away.