Stories abound of Nazi quests to create supermen and what might have happened to the projects after the fall of the Third Reich. Rollin's attempt at tapping into these myths has produced the perfect novel for those interested in the supposed esoteric, occultist nature of Nazi ideology. He throws in the topics of intelligent design (perfect for fiction), genetic manipulation and
something called "The Bell" for good measure.
Rollins does have a way with words and is quite a good writer despite often
veering between a standard action novel and something a bit more - at times a bit too deep and at other times not quite deep enough.
That said, the tale takes us across four continents, from the auction rooms
of Copenhagen to the wilds of South Africa to the frozen heights of Nepal. The characters are well thought-out and believable. Even the Nazis, both full-bore and post-Nazi, have something about them that makes them interesting and human (is that politically acceptable?)
This is a great page-turner, rewarding the reader whether or not you know
about Himmler, and the SS and their quest to find the origins of the Aryan race. You can find plenty to keep you interested if you know nothing about the scientific experimentation going on in the Third Reich up until its last days. If you are in-the-know about the history, the facts and pseudo-facts do not detract from this enjoyable novel.I think its worth a look.