The Odessa File

The Odessa File

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451239396
  • 368  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth’s unforgettable novel of evil personified and one man’s determination to destroy it once and for all…

When an elderly German Jew commits suicide, he leaves behind a diary that eventually falls into the hands of young, eager journalist Peter Miller. In its pages, he reads descriptions of inhuman cruelty, torture, and remorseless mass murder committed during World War II by SS Captain Eduard Roschmann—known now as the “Butcher of Riga,” and a wanted fugitive. Horrified, Miller vows to hunt down Roschmann and bring him to justice.

But Roschmann is not alone. He is part of something much more ominous: Odessa, an organization of former SS fanatics formed to protect and support its fugitive members around the globe. And they are about to give birth to a new Reich—beginning with a nightmarish plot to regain their former power and carry out Hitler’s “Final Solution.”


“Forsyth can tell a suspenseful tale better than anyone.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.” —The Washington Post Book World
“A thrilling cat-and-mouse game…Forsyth skillfully blends fact and fiction into a suspenseful and detailed story which is often downright chilling in its credibility.”—Library Journal
“Suspense taut as a violin string…Will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning.”—The New York Times

“Framed by the unshakable facts of two decades, filled with an exceptional cast of characters—both real and fictional, The Odessa File is a story of superior swift suspense…An unmatchable reading experience.”—The Literary Guild Magazine
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