The Madagaskar Plan: Book summary and reviews of The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

The Madagaskar Plan

by Guy Saville

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Guy Saville's The Madagaskar Plan imagines a disturbing alternate history in which Nazi victory in World War II brings their "Final Solution" ever closer

The year is 1953. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany consolidates power in Africa. The lynchpin to its final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has ordered the resettlement of European Jews to the remote island.

British forces conspire to incite colony-wide revolt, resting their hopes on the expertise of Reuben Salois, an escaped leader of Jewish resistance.

Ex-mercenary Burton Cole scours the island for his wife and child. But as chaos descends and the Nazis brutally suppress the nascent insurrection, Cole must decide whether he is master of - or at the mercy of - history.

The Madagaskar Plan is alternate history of the highest order, a thriller of terrifying scope based on the Nazis' actual plans prior to the Holocaust.

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"Starred Review. Saville's attention to detail is manifest throughout, as in a passing reference to the impact on the British economy of German territorial conquests." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Rousing ... This vividly realized alternate-history thriller, set against a historical backdrop that is both entirely fictional and eerily plausible, will intrigue WWII buffs and fans of Harry Turtledove and other alternate-history masters." - Booklist

"Saville has the English flair for language ... Sophisticated alternative history." - Kirkus

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Guy Saville Author Biography

Guy Saville was born in 1973. He has lived in South America and the Middle East and is currently based in the UK. The Afrika Reich is his first novel. He followed it in 2015 with The Madagaskar Plan, also a work of alternate history.

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