1st ed., 1968. 237 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. In 1946, ten of the most malevolent leaders of Nazi Germany were hanged at Nuremberg. Two others who escaped execution were Hermann Goering, a prison suicide, and Martin Bormann. This book describes the life and post-war disappearance of Bormann, Hitler's closest confidant, as revealed by the former CIA agent who led the world-wide investigation into his whereabouts. Bormann was Secretary of the Fuhrer and he became the most powerful man in the Third Reich next to Hitler himself. The author reveals what really happened in the twenty-three years after Bormann walked out of Hitler's Berlin bunker; what the CIA discovered and why all reports of Bormann's whereabouts never led to him. Told too is the life story of this sinister man of mystery. In a land of evil Bormann stood out as the Machiavelli of Nazi Germany. Patiently, methodically, he picked off his rivals to power: Hess, Himmler and Goering. This is a compelling biography.