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Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Bernie Gunther Novels Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9780399566516
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A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War II criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr’s New York Times bestselling series.

Munich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages “Christoph Ganz” to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece.

Under the cover of his new identity, Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel’s claimed losses are large , and, even worse, they may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place.

Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Back then, a young Leventis suspected an S.S. officer whose connection to the German government made him untouchable. He’s kept that man’s name in his memory all these years, waiting for his second chance at justice…

Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases—new and old—to bed. But there’s a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: A killer has returned to Athens…one who may have never left.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Adding an arch tone to his delivery, narrator John Lee provides an extra layer of listening pleasure to the thirteenth installment of the adventures of Bernie Gunther…Lee handles the accents and colorful characters, as well as Bernie’s observations and the shifts in pacing, with steady hands…Lee and Kerr combine their storytelling talents to make this visit to the dark streets and alleys of Berlin bone-chilling and emotionally satisfying.”

    AudioFile

  • “As powerful and atmospheric and addictively page-turning as all the ones that came before it.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “It doesn’t take much to get swept into Gunther’s latest adventure or taken in by his darkly witty commentary.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A polished gem of unsentimental detective writing echoing Chandler and Hammett in spirit, if not language…Bernie Gunther [is] surely one of the most likable and confounding characters in modern detective fiction—or, it should be said, in contemporary English literature in general.”

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “A byzantinely plotted escapade in which the oft-noted similarity between Bernie and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe is more evident than ever…Bernie’s internal demons have always provided the compelling drama in this series, and here we loyal supporters are granted a ray of hard-won hope. It provides a great moment in an always-riveting series.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An outstanding historical fiction thriller steeped in intrigue with a superb narrative, pace, and characterization.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • "[In] Kerr’s twisty thirteenth Bernie Gunther novel…once again, Kerr shows Bernie contending bravely if futilely against powerful forces whose full evil becomes clear only at the end. The good news for series fans is that an even better career may lie ahead for Bernie—as a spy.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Author Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr (1956–2018) was a British writer and New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, along with other fiction series, stand-alone novels, a fantasy series, and nonfiction works. In 1993, he was named in Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the 2009 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award. Field Gray, the seventh in the series, was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Under the name P. B. Kerr, he wrote the much-loved young-adult series Children of the Lamp.