cover image The Hunt

The Hunt

William Diehl. Ballantine Books, $7.99 (512pp) ISBN 978-0-345-37073-0

Diehl integrates historical events such as Hitler's rise to power and Dillinger's bank robberies into this thriller about a heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi planning to kidnap some of America's most powerful men. ``Despite some improbable coincidences, his solidly researched tale is suspenseful, ingenious and, in places, deeply moving,'' said PW. (May)