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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bernie Gunther Novels Release Date:
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Bernie Gunther, the tough, fast-talking noirish detective who made his first appearance in March Violets, takes center stage in this twist-filled thriller that turns Philip Kerr’s German trilogy into a surprise-filled quartet. Fans have had to wait fifteen years for Bernie’s resurrection. They will not be disappointed.

Munich, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it’s a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing war criminals, and all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. It is also a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fugitives in their flight abroad, sorting out rival claims to stolen goods. It’s work that fills Bernie with disgust–but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She’s not looking to get him back–he’s a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he’s dead.

It’s a simple enough job. But in postwar Germany, nothing is simple–nothing is what it appears to be. Taking the case, Bernie takes on far more than he’d bargained for, and he soon finds himself on the run, facing enemies on every side. Because in a defeated and divided Germany, it’s hard to know friends from enemies, the one from the other.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/14/2014

    " A weaving of fact and fiction that pulls you in slowly - it's impressive that Kerr is able to sustain that feeling of sinking dread that typically comes in Nazi Germany noir even as his time frame shifts to the war's aftermath. Bernie's a terrific character and I love the setup for the next entry in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura | 2/14/2014

    " The same reviewer to recommend Christine Falls directed me to this book. Exactly what I was looking for in some Spring Break in Chicago reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trilby | 2/9/2014

    " This well-made thriller with a German narrator via a British author shows the machinations of war criminals and their fascist collaborators in postwar Germany. Kerr obviously knows his WWII history, as historical characters and places are intermingled with fictitious ones. For example, Eichmann appears in the novel, first before the war, then afterward. We learn about what happened during the war via the chases through Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Vienna. As a former member of the SS, the narrator both exploits and is exploited by his connections with the Nazi underground. It's a dark world, but the action is so intense and unrelenting, the darkness never reaches the density of many other noir thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Graeme Roberts | 1/29/2014

    " Bernie Gunther brims with well justified Weltschmerz. I learned so much from this excellent story and found it highly credible. I have always wanted to learn about the feelings of the German people before and after WWII and this is an astonishing view. I love it. "

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