After two years of nonstop negotiations with the Russian authorities, Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina were granted access to secret files detailing the Soviets' incredible hunt to recover Hitler's body: the layout of the bunker, plans for escaping, eyewitness accounts of the Führer's final days, and human remains-a bit of skull with traces of the lethal bullet and a fragment of jaw bone. For the first time, the skull, teeth and other elements were analysed by a medical examiner with cutting edge forensics equipment. The authors use these never before seen documents and research to reconstruct the events in fascinating new detail.
A thrilling investigation (L'Express)
The text holds onto its historical thriller qualities and makes for a gripping read (Le Monde)
Orchestrated like a spy novel, this fascinating piece of work weaves the highs and lows of the journalists's investigation with an edge-of-your-seat tale of Adolf Hitler's last days (Journal Du Dimanche)