The Holcroft Covenant 1981 Robert Ludlum. Prologue: in 1945 the last group of sonnenkinder are boarding a submarine. German children being sent abroad to become the Fourth Reich after they have grown up. Takes place in the 1970s in Geneva, New York, Rio, and Paris. Noel Holcroft, main character. This is a Freebie! Choose one Freebie for each book purchased.