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Stettin Station

by David Downing

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Stettin Station by David Downing
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  • Published in USA  May 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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 the Jack McColl novels, Jack of Spies, One Man's Flag, Lenin's Roller Coaster, and The Dark Clouds Shining; the thriller The Red Eagles; and six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII Berlin. He lives with his wife, an American acupuncturist, in Guildford, England.

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