The Countrefeit Candidate

The Fuhrer’s Prophecy
The Last Reich
The Spider Covenant - Brian Klein

The Spider Covenant




Berlin, 30 April, 1945

As the Russian Army closes in on the war-torn City, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun take their own lives. Their bodies are burned and buried in the Reich Chancellery Garden, above the Führer’s bunker.


Buenos Aires, 9 January, 2012

Three audacious thieves carry out the biggest safe depository heist in Argentine history, escaping with more than one hundred million dollars’ worth of valuables. Within hours, an encrypted phone call to America triggers a blood-soaked manhunt as the thieves are tracked down, systematically tortured, then murdered.

San Francisco, 18 January, 2012

Senator John Franklin, hailed as the ‘Great Unifier’, secures the Republican Presidential nomination and seems destined for the Oval Office. Despite the sixty-seven year interval and a span of thirteen thousand miles, these events are indelibly linked.

Chief Inspector Nicolas Vargas of the Buenos Aires Police Department and Lieutenant Troy Hembury of the LAPD are sucked into a dark political conspiracy concealing an incredible historical truth stretching from the infamous Berlin bunker to Buenos Aires and to Washington, which threatens the very heart and soul of American democracy.



January 1939

The Führer makes an infamous speech at the Reichstag in Berlin, threatening “The annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe”. The vile public proclamation is seized upon by his fanatical supporters who christen it “The Führer’s Prophecy”.


November 1943

A sinister plot hatched inside Block 10 of the notorious Auschwitz deathcamp is known only to a handful of the Führer’s cohort as Operation Gesamtkunstwerk. It’s a plan originated by Hitler, Himmler and Mengele and now, eighty years later, it’s finally ready to be actioned by the descendants of the Führer.


April 2022

As the world emerges from a global pandemic, an encrypted zoom call involving five participants, based across four continents, approves a plan that could have unimaginable consequences for the State of Israel. Chief Inspector Nicolas Vargas of the Buenos Aires Police Department and Lieutenant Troy Hembury of the LAPD join forces with Leah Katz, an elite Mossad agent, in a race against time to try and prevent the unthinkable consequences of Operation Gesamtkunstwerk.



A heinous, co-ordinated plot to attack a series of prominent synagogues, located across five different continents, is scheduled to take place on Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement. For that one day of the year, celebrated prayer houses will be packed to the rafters with Jewish worshippers and the results could prove to be devastating. The mastermind behind the attacks is a direct blood descendant of Adolf Hitler – his grandson, former Republican presidential candidate, John Franklin. Artfully manipulating a number of fanatical, Neo-Nazi para-military groups across the globe, Franklin is looking to fulfil his grandfather’s legacy and land a major blow against Jews located across the world.

But in reality, the attacks are nothing more than an ingenious smokescreen for a far more sinister plot, which if successful, could severely unbalance geo-politics in the Middle East, sparking a global war between the Superpowers.

Chief Inspector Nicholas Vargas of The Buenos Aires Police Department and Troy Hembury, the Head of Internal Security for the White House combine forces with senior colleagues at the FBI and Mossad, in a race against time to try to uncover the truth behind “Operation Atonement” and thwart the plan, as the consequences of failure could be disastrous for world peace.

Brian Klein is a best-selling novelist and award winning Television Director, with over twenty-five years’ experience in the industry. His work regularly appears on Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC and Sky.

Amongst his directing credits are twenty-five seasons of the iconic car show, “TOP GEAR” and eight seasons of “A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN ROADTRIP”, Sky One’s highest rating entertainment show. He has also directed two feature-length films for BBC Worldwide and five entertainment specials for Netflix.

Brian was born in East London and still lives in London with his wife Charmaine and daughter, Jessica.