A New York Times Bestselling Author Berlin, 1948. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, political reconstruction is undermined by Cold War compromises. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer... show more
A New York Times Bestselling Author Berlin, 1948. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, political reconstruction is undermined by Cold War compromises. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis for America and is now in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts, makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin.
Publish date: 2015-03-04
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
, World War II
I've always enjoyed Joseph Kanon's books, which are thrillers set in various places around the world, but all taking place shortly after World War II. Kanon mines that same ground over and over because it's one of the richest veins of material you could ever hope to find. The war has ended, but no...
For those who love spy thrillers stage in the aftermath of WW11 “Leaving Berlin” brings us to 1949 the year of Berlin Airlift, after the roads and railways were closed and the city was partitioned into sectors. You needed to cross checkpoints to travel between East and West Berlin and this if you we...
Joseph Kanon has written a very exciting book about the politics and atmosphere in the world shortly after the end of World War II. With the demise of The Third Reich and the Social Democrats, the overriding fear of the Nazis receded and was replaced by a fear of Communism which when surfaced, rose...
It's impossible now to pinpoint the moment when the Soviet Union became America's official enemy rather than its ally after the end of World War II. The moment had definitely passed by the time Alex Meier returned to Berlin in 1947 at the invitation of the Soviet and German authorities. Little do th...