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Prussian Blue
Prussian Blue | Philip Kerr
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From New York Timesbestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther, our compromised former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer. With his cover blown, he is waiting for the next move in the cat-and-mouse game that, even a decade after Germanys defeat, continues to shadow his life. The French Riviera, 1956: The invitation to dinner was not unexpected, though neither was it welcome. Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice, and hes not on holiday. An old and dangerous adversary, Mielke is calling in a debt. He intends that Bernie go to London and, with the vial of Thallium he now pushes across the table, poison a female agent they both have had dealings with. But chance intervenes in the form of Friedrich Korsch, an old Kripo comrade now working for Stasi and probably there to make sure Bernie gets the job done. Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night, holed up during the day, Bernie has plenty of down time to recall the last time Korsch and he worked together. It was the summer of 1939: At Hitlers mountaintop retreat in Obersalzberg, the body of a low-level bureaucrat has been found murdered. Bernie and Korsch are selected to run the case. They have one week to solve the murderHitler is due back then to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Lucky Bernie: its his reward for being Kripos best homicide detective. He knows what a box hes in: millions have been spent to secure Obersalzberg. It would be a disaster if Hitler were to discover a shocking murder had been committed on the terrace of his own home. But the mountaintop is home to an elite Nazi community. It would be an even bigger disaster for Bernie if one of them was the murderer. 1939 and 1956: two different eras, seventeen years apart. And yet, not really apart, as the stunning climax will show when the two converge explosively.
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JustJill1963
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I love waking up to a bookshelf near me!

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charl08
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I've followed this series now for ten years, saddened it's coming to an end.

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Gittelbooks
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At 528 pages, Prussian Blue is too long. Tighter editing would have served it, & the reader, well. Still it‘s a good addition to Philip Kerr‘s Bernie Gunther series now a dozen books. Gunther‘s story spans the world wars & his life as a career Berlin detective. His reputation & skill inevitably draw the attention of the Nazi all-stars including Heydrich, Himmler, Goebbels et al. Real history as the backdrop. Read the books in order if you can.

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MrBook
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Today's author spotlight: Philip Kerr! The British author is married to Venezuelan novelist Jane Thynne. They live in Wimbledon and have 3 children. Before writing full-time starting in 1989, he worked in advertising for Saatchi and Saatchi. He has Master's degrees in law and philosophy. He writes his children's books under P. B. Kerr. He writes the Bernie Gunther, Scott Manson, and Children of the Lamp series. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

kellock I've seen him in a talk with Ian Rankin, he was an excellent speaker. 2y
mrsmarch ❤️❤️ Jane Thynne!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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The twelfth in Philip Kerr's BERNIE GUNTHER SERIES is another tightly plotted historical thriller masterpiece split between two equally tense timeframes that sees the cynical but honest cop reflect on an investigation that pitched him into the heart of the Nazi elite where he was forced between finding the truth and preserving his own life.