The Odessa File is a fiction thriller novel set in the year 1963 after the assassination of the American president, John F. Kennedy. Written by Frederick Forsyth, the book is based on the investigation conducted by a journalist to discover the location of a secret former Nazi organisation. First published in 1972, the book was adapted into a motion picture after two years of its publication.
Peter Miller, a freelance crime journalist, reports the death of Salomon Tauber, a Jewish Holocaust-survivor, who has committed suicide. The next day, he gets the dead man's diary and comes to know that Tauber was a part of the Riga Ghetto under the leadership of Eduard Roschmann, infamously known as "The Butcher of Raga". Miller starts his research to search Roschmann after he read an excruciating incident that Tauber has mentioned in hs diary. To find an answer to his investigation, he goes to the State Attorney General's Office, but no one's ready to help him find the former Nazi.
Miller continues his search, and meets a war-criminal investigator, Simon Wiesenthal, who informs him about the society, Odessa - a Nazi organisation established to help the veteran Nazis after the defeat in the World War II. As Miller goes ahead with his search, he falls into various plots that have been framed by the author with intriguing, gripping and thrilling twists and turns. The author never fails to create excitement, suspense and leaves the questions unanswered till the very end. It is a must-read for all the crime thriller readers, who love to get themselves hooked to plots of mystery and thrill.
Frederick Forysth is an English writer and political commentator. He was a jet fighter pilot before he became a writer. Famously known for his thriller novels, The Day of the Jackal and The Fourth Protocol are some of his famous works. You can order online the paperback edition published by Arrow with the ISBN-10: 0099552817 and ISBN-13: 978-0099552819.