From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Bernie Gunther's past catches up with him in Kerr's outstanding seventh novel featuring the tough anti-Nazi Berlin PI who survived the Nazi regime (after If the Dead Rise Not). In 1954, Bernie is living quietly in Cuba, doing a little work for underworld boss Meyer Lansky, when he runs afoul of the U.S. Navy and lands in prison in Guantánamo. Later, at an army prison in New York City, FBI agents ask him about his service in WWII, in particular as a member of an SS police battalion on the Eastern Front. Another transfer sends him to Germany's Landsberg Prison, where Hitler was imprisoned in 1923. Officials from various governments question and torture him, but grimly amusing Bernie, who's smarter than any of his interrogators, successfully strings each one of them along. Vivid flashbacks chronicle Bernie's harrowing war experiences. Series aficionados and new readers alike will take comfort knowing that Kerr is hard at work on the next installment. Author tour. (Apr.)
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'Far more illuminating and enjoyable than the season's other big thriller, John le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor' Daily Express. 'A brilliantly crafted challenge to the stereotypical received history of the Second World War' The Times. 'Kerr is a master of evoking the spirit of the age' Financial Times. 'Rich, compelling, beautifully written and with a central character that it's impossible not to admire' Daily Mail.
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