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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Fesperman Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, is only mildly surprised when his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, is arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives. But what's in the archives is staggering: a spymaster's trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of secrets you can't find anywhere else...Live ammunition.

Key documents are still missing, however, and Nat believes Gordon has hidden them. The FBI agrees, and when Gordon is then found dead in jail, the Bureau dispatches Nat to track down the material, which has also caught the interest of several dangerous competitors. Following a trail of cryptic clues left behind by Gordon, and assisted by an attractive German academic with questionable motives, Nat's quest takes him to Bern and Berlin. His path soon crosses that of Kurt Bauer, an aging German arms merchant still hoarding his own wartime secrets. As their tales - and Gordon's - intersect across half a century, long-buried exploits of deceit, devotion and doomed resistance begin working their way to the surface. As the stakes rise, so do the risks.

Here is Dan Fesperman's most thrilling, unexpected, and satisfying novel yet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/18/2014

    " I dug this book but felt it kind of petered out at the end. Still will be reading more of his books. He presented the story and the characters deftly and nothing felt like a cheap ploy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norris Battin | 2/16/2014

    " I am a WWII spy-thriller geek, especially those set in Europe with lots of bad Nazis and good OSS types. I particularly liked the Bonhoeffer background as I am about to begin a recent biography of the pastor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Littlewood | 2/9/2014

    " A fine read. I don't usually read thrillers, especially ones about Nazi Germany, but this one was fun. The protagonist, a contemporary historian, was unusual and appealing. His search was for the truth about his mentor, not stolen art or gold. The relationships and plot avoided the usual cliches and offered only necessary glimpses of the grim brutality that was Germany during WW II. Good settings, history that went down easily, a sense of authenticity. Some nice prose as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas S | 2/6/2014

    " An excellent read. Bounces back and forth between Bern, Berlin and the US East Coast while switching back and forth from modern day to Workd War II. An American history prof tries to unravel a WWII Mystery involving a recently deceased colleague and mentor who worked for Allen Dulles in the OSS during the war. Some good history on the White Rose movement and an interetsing look at Switzerland during the war but also a very emotional book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Culp | 2/2/2014

    " Not a lot of surprises in this one, but nevertheless a very nice WWII spy story told in parallel to a contemporary mystery and document hunt. Clever and fast-paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/31/2014

    " For those who love historical fiction on World War II, this is a must read. The 'White Rose' was a real resistance group during the War and many of it's members paid the ultimate price. Nat Turnbull is a research historian digging into the past to look for missing documents from his recently deceased mentor, Gordon Wolfe. The book touches base with real people and alleged conspiracies.The pace is fast and swings back and forth from Germany of the 40s to the present in order to connect the dots from the good guys and bad guys of World War II to the heroes and villains of the present. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 1/13/2014

    " The book really moves but the plot is too farfetched for my taste. It didn't help that I hated the voices on the audio version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/25/2013

    " While the final plot twists were a shade too easy to guess, Fesperman weaves a very interesting story with far more characters that occupy the gray space between good and bad than is typical for a spy novel. And historical research as major plot device? Love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enrique Arroyave | 12/21/2013

    " A bit slow in the setup but a page-turner once that is completed. Plan on reading the other books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/24/2013

    " Entertaining, not incredibly substantial historical detective story, concerning lost OSS files from the end of WWII. Funny to be reading this and Lords of Finance at the same time, both with Hitler on the peripheries, but to very different effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gini | 5/19/2013

    " I really liked this book - couldn't wait to hear what happened to the characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Myriam | 12/4/2012

    " I think I've decided not to read this. The story is relatively interesting but it's really poorly written. I don't think it's worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 11/6/2012

    " I really enjoy the stories that Dan Fesperman weaves for his readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 5/30/2012

    " This was a light read - good if you like conspiracy and WWII resistance stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/23/2012

    " A well researched and well written historical spy novel with very believeable characters. A fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eloise | 8/18/2011

    " I agree with Chip: The Smallboat of Great Sorrows was a much better book. This was pretty flat and uninteresting. Couldn't wait to get to the end. I am encouraged, thought, that some of his other books were as highly rated as Smallboat... , which I thoroughly enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/30/2011

    " Interesting, well-written detective story about a present day professor and historian investigating events from WWII Nazi Germany. The story moves back in forth in time until it all comes together in the end. Looking forward to his next book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Treanor | 12/29/2010

    " A decent enough historical jaunt of a spy novel. 2 1/2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 11/12/2010

    " An interesting story for a while, but it ended pretty abruptly. It was kind of depressing and a little too involved with this small group of war protesters in Berlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 8/19/2009

    " It's not hard to guess who the 'arms maker' company is. A look at life among the 'haves' during Nazi rule in Germany. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman’s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.