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Prussian Blue : Bernie Gunther Thriller : Book 12 - Philip Kerr

Prussian Blue

Bernie Gunther Thriller : Book 12

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Published: 11th April 2017
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It's 1956 and Bernie Gunther is on the run. Ordered by Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, to murder Bernie's former lover by thallium poisoning, he finds his conscience is stronger than his desire not to be murdered in turn. Now he must stay one step ahead of Mielke's retribution.

The man Mielke has sent to hunt him is an ex-Kripo colleague, and as Bernie pushes towards Germany he recalls their last case together. In 1939, Bernie was summoned by Reinhard Heydrich to the Berghof: Hitler's mountain home in Obersalzberg. A low-level German bureaucrat had been murdered, and the Reichstag deputy Martin Bormann, in charge of overseeing renovations to the Berghof, wants the case solved quickly. If the Fuhrer were ever to find out that his own house had been the scene of a recent murder - the consequences wouldn't bear thinking about.

And so begins perhaps the strangest of Bernie Gunther's adventures, for although several countries and seventeen years separate the murder at the Berghof from his current predicament, Bernie will find there is some unfinished business awaiting him in Germany.

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I would buy more books from this Author and Bernie Gunther.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Keeps me in suspense. Very informative about WW11 The sense of humor is remarkable

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    Once again Kerr leads us through the fact of history and the vagaries of human nature - Tom Hanks

    As usual, Kerr is superb at imaginatively mixing his fictional detective with well researched true-life characters and events - The Times

    A brilliantly twisting tale of espionage and betrayal - Sunday Times

    Kerr's novels are modern classics - Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers in its blend of wit, careful plotting and the kind of detail that brings the past to life - Sunday Times

    Bernie Gunther is one of the more interesting and original private eyes in thriller fiction - The Times

    [Kerr's] Raymond Chandleresque mysteries about a cynical Berlin cop reluctantly working for the Nazis are his masterpiece - Sun

    Philip Kerr

    Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh but now lives in London and in Cornwall. He is the author of five other acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels and is acknowledged as one of today's finest thriller writers. Reviewers have compared his work to that of Raymond Chandler and John le Carre.

    Visit Philip Kerr's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781784296490
    ISBN-10: 178429649X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 464
    Published: 11th April 2017
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 4.1
    Weight (kg): 0.71
    Edition Number: 1