Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin is one of a growing number of books being publish in the genre of alternate/alternative history. These books ask the question "What if..." In this case, the question is what if the Axis powers had won World War II?
Ten years later (1956), in a world controlled by the New Order (Germany) and the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (Japan), the Resistance is still at work. Yael, a death camp survivor, undertakes a nearly impossible mission to assassinate Hitler at the grand Victor's Ball marking the end of the tenth annual Axis Tour, a grueling and dangerous motorcycle race from Germania (Berlin) to Tokyo.
As a result of medical experimentation in the concentration camp, Yael is a skin shifter. able to take on the appearance and voice of anyone she chooses. In order to carry out her mission, which will be a signal to resistance fighters all over the world, Yael becomes Adele Wolfe the winner of last year's Axis Tour. Author Interview
Graudin has also written an e-novella Iron to Iron which tells the story of the 1955 race from the point of view of Luka Lowe. It adds to the framework of Wolf by Wolf and further explains the relationship between Luka and Adele, a relationship of which Yael knows nothing.
The sequel came out in November 2016. Blood for Blood, follows Yael, Luka, and Felix as they attempt to escape after Yael fails in her mission to kill Hitler. Yael is reunited with a friend that she has assumed had died in the concentration camp. They now set out together to try again to free the world of Hitler and the Nazis.
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