Prussian Blue (A Bernie Gunther Novel)

Prussian Blue (A Bernie Gunther Novel) Author Philip Kerr
ISBN-10 0399177051
ISBN-13 9780399177057
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Marian Wood Books/Putnam
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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 ErichMielke 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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