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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of “The Divide”

In William Overgard’s book, the Divide, the assassination of a Japanese general leads an SS officer to investigate and try to find the perpetrators of the act. The officer also attempts to investigate, if it happened because of Hitler and Tojo’s celebratory meetings in an Island located between the Atlantic and the Pacific, called The Divide.

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Author: William Overgard

Genre: Alternative history

Pages: 244

Goodreads Rating: 2.47/5

My Rating: 8 of 10

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Synopsis and Summary of The Divide

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Wayne Stubbs the main character, is involved in a series of multiple life-changing events. First, his wife commits suicide, and this leads him to become abusive to prostitutes, both willingly and unexpectedly.

Pieces of the puzzle take form and fall in place as they head to the celebratory meeting of Hitler and Tojo at the Divide. The story continues with a number of setbacks and twists along the way.

Wayne wants to make up for his careless past and think the only way to achieve this, is to save his country’s future. The cowboy named Cooper raised by the old man Wayne, received guidance to act as an inspiration to others. This inspiration especially plays a key role during the Revolution times. He consists of an unusual character, playing by all the rules as a good example to society until his first encounter with women.

Claus Dieter is an antagonist from the SS, who is on the trail of the heroes after the assassination that happened on the 4th of July. He is deceitful and evil but is always ahead of his game. Claus is a smart man and continues to keep his superiors from firing him.

These are the main characters in addition to numerous other ones who include an American and a Jewish girl, who represent key parts in the novel events.

Final Say on The Divide

The book offers a good and interesting read with an exceptional ending. The ending may be interpreted differently as Hilter’s daughter became pregnant and there is no clear indication of how the revolution went. It is unclear if the book may be a sequel and allow the readers to gain a better insight into the outcome of the revolution. Overall I decided to give the book a rating of 8 out of 10 because of the interesting storyline it presents.

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