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Stettin Station

By David Downing

Stettin Station
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  • Published in USA  May 2010,
    320 pages.

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In the fall of 1941, Anglo-American journalist John Russell is still living in Berlin, tied to the increasingly alien city by his love for two Berliners: his fourteen-year-old son Paul and his longtime girlfriend Effi. Forced to work for both German and American intelligence, he’s searching for a way out of Germany. Can he escape and take Effi with him?

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"With strong, vivid prose, the author maintains a high level of suspense throughout, and makes the reader care about his leads." - Publishers Weekly

"This is not a cheerful book, and there is little of the humour that is such a feature of Philip Kerr's work, but it is well worth reading for the insights into Goebbels' propaganda machine, the lives of ordinary Berliners, the conflicts between the Nazi hierarchy, and the tense believable plot." - Eurocrime.co.uk


Reviews of earlier books in the series:

"A beautifully crafted and compelling thriller with a heart stopping ending as John Russell learns the personal faces of good and evil. An unforgettable read." - Charles Todd, author of A Duty to the Dead

"An extraordinary evocation of Nazi Germany on the eve of war, the smell of cruelty seeping through the clean modern surface." - C.J. Sansom, Revelation

"A finely drawn portrait of the capital of a nation marching in step toward disaster." - St. Louis Post Dispatch

"Wonderful.... Downing's mingling of history and thrills makes this a must read." - Rocky Mountain News

"An atmospheric tale." - St. Petersburg Times

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David Downing Author Biography

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of numerous books for adults and children, including five novels featuring Anglo-American journalist John Russell. He lives with his wife, an American acupuncturist, in Guildford, England.

John Russell Series to Date

  1. Zoo Station (2007): It's 1939, and Anglo-American journalist John Russell has spent over a decade in Berlin, where his son lives with his German mother. He writes human-interest pieces for British and American papers, avoiding the investigative journalism that could get him deported. But as World War II approaches, he faces having to leave his son as well as his girlfriend of several years, a beautiful German starlet.
  2. Silesian Station (2008): Set mostly in Berlin in 1939, Russell gets involved in multiple ...

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