In his new novel, Rule of Law, Winton Higgins creatively accounts for the drama of the first Nuremberg trial of 1945-6, where the atrocities of the Third Reich were uncovered for a world-wide audience for the first time. Concepts we take for granted now - crimes against humanity, a world court, an international criminal justice system - were bom and nurtured in Nuremberg. Winton Higgins has used the medium of a novel to bring this history to life. It is very much a story for our time. Winton Higgins has wisely chosen the novel form to tell his story, rather than write an academic history (rather as Thomas Keneally did with his documentary novel Schindler's Ark ).