Format Paperback
Publication Date 11/15/10
ISBN 9781605981307
Trim Size / Pages 8.2 x 5.6 in / 288

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The Boys from Brazil

A Novel

Ira Levin

The classic thriller of Dr. Josef Mengele's nightmarish plot to restore the Third Reich.

Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project—the creation of the Fourth Reich. Barry Kohler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the project and informs famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman, but before he can relay the evidence, Kohler is killed.

Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious “Angel of Death“? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings—Lieberman, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality.

At the heart of The Boys from Brazil lies a frightening contemporary nightmare, chilling and all too possible.

Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary’s Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. His website is iralevin.org.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“A novel by Ira Levin is like a bag of popcorn: there's no way to stop once you've started. An irresistible novel, with a science fiction twist.” Newsweek
“Ira Levin's most inventive plot since Rosemary's Baby. Extremely clever, consisting of familiar Levin themes—biological engineering, the rebirth of the devil, human automation.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt The New York Times