In Pursuit of Platinum: The Shocking Secret of World War II (Ben Peters Thriller #1) (Paperback)
Voted #1 on Goodreads Best WWII Fiction and Biography; #5 on Thrillers You Must Read and #6 Best Spy Story
An action-packed thriller that keeps you wondering right to the end - and beyond. As the Germans are about to invade Paris in 1940 American Ben Peters attempts to smuggle a fortune in platinum out of the city in the legendary Bullion Bentley. But the Bentley is carrying an even more valuable human cargo, a mysterious Frenchwoman escaping with her young son and a secret that could change the course of the Second World War.
Alena and Ben are the targets of Hitler's ruthless investigator, whose family will be executed if he fails. His orders are to silence Alena before she can reveal her secret; capture her young son and take him back to Berlin; and recover the Banque de France's platinum. As they flee their hunter, they experience the stark and tragic realities of war and the raw emotions of two heroes living on the edge of fear.And not everything is as it seems. Who is Alena and what is her secret that could destroy everything Adolf Hitler and the Nazis stand for?
In Pursuit Of Platinum will be enjoyed by readers of WWII historical fiction authors Robert Harris, Alan Furst, Ken Follett and Len Deighton and lovers of espionage thriller writers David Baldacci, Daniel Silva, Nelson DeMille, Vince Flynn and Lee Child.
The first book in Vic Robbie's successful Ben Peters series, it sets the pattern for the fast-paced, action-packed intrigue emulated in his subsequent books, Paradise Gold and The Girl with the Silver Stiletto, that reviewers praised as 'Brilliant Exciting Suspenseful '
WHAT READERS AND REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
Enjoyed the book immensely. Hard to put it down. Plenty of action, romance and international intrigue. A well -deserved 5-star book - Richard Small
The opening pages grab and don't let go A great WWII novel - Bros Washburn
Absolutely riveting. I read it end to end and way into the night. Look forward to more - Rabinder Sikand
LOVED it. More please. Thanks - John S Webb
An enthralling read. It would make a blockbuster film. It leaves the reader wondering right to the end - and afterwards - Jon Marcus
Holds the reader's attention from start to finish. - Sara from Essex
Read it in two sittings. Gripped me from start to finish. Made an excellent Xmas present for my dad and my father-in-law who absolutely loved it too Can't wait for your next book - Nic Hindle
Really enjoyed the style. Well-developed characters that truly came alive in my mind. The pace of the story was good and the pursuit across Europe felt knowledgeable and well constructed - Simon P Butler
This builds and is gripping. It would make a good film. Enjoyable and well written. I would recommend this book - Fiona Lever
Very enjoyable book. If you like reading Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr you will like this book. More than the other authors I mentioned he gets to the point of the story and it moves quickly - Richard A Fisk Jr
Based on historical facts, I enjoyed reading this version of history. I recommend the book to any one who likes historical fiction - Jack M Cook
Non-stop action with a thrilling ending. Cannot wait for the next one - R M Love
For readers of WWII fiction I recommend this book. The story plot is very interesting and exciting. One of the best I have read. - Patricia A Wilson