Ilyana is an historical drama set in Germany during the Weimar and Nazi periods. The storyline follows the chequered life of Max Rieker, an NCO in the Waffen–SS, who finds himself at the cutting edge of one of the most evil and brutal regimes in history.
The ordeals Max and his comrades endure, the challenges they face and the opinions they voice vividly portray what it must have been like to live through those times from a German perspective. Meticulously researched, Ilyana corrects a number of misconceptions about the men of the Waffen–SS and provides a rare ‘other side of the coin’ standpoint for the German people.
ISBN 978 0 646 55552–2
Paperback – 480 pages