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The thrilling new novel with an astonishing twist from Alex Gerlis, the acclaimed author of The Best of Our Spies, The Swiss Spy and Vienna Spies.  

In the dying days of the Second World War, a group of Nazis frantically plot the next steps for their country. SS recruits gather east of Berlin to be trained for an audacious yet ill-fated mission to bring about a Fourth Reich. Three decades later, a young British diplomat in East Berlin is compromised after falling into a honey-trap. He contacts Major Edgar, a veteran British spymaster, now retired. Edgar is drawn into an unlikely alliance with an old adversary, Viktor, the veteran Russian spymaster. 

Can they ever trust one another? 

The pair are drawn into a world of Nazi war criminals and British sympathisers, double agents and the rise of the Baader Meinhoff - urban terrorists threatening the West German state as Cold War tensions rise.

©2018 Alex Gerlis (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • A. Curtis
  • 12-05-2020

Classic Cold War Spy Thriller

Really enjoyed this book. Had a great mix of Nazi, Soviet and British Intelligence all weaved together. Really nicely done indeed.

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  • C. Milton
  • 09-11-2020

Another Good Story

Another good story of espionage, MI6, CIA KGB, NKVD and Nazi's. Great consistency of characters many years on from the previous three books set in WW2.

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  • National Hunter
  • 19-10-2020

Probably the best spy book I've read in decades...

...I absolutely adored this book, a wonderful story with believable and likeable characters, a fascinating listen with the movement between the dying Nazis and the cold war in the 70s - listen to it, it's brilliant - generally I shy away from the classic books in this genre because they tend to drag, but this is anything but, superb!

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  • Parthiban Mookiah
  • 25-09-2020

Brilliant

Bizarre structure. Start was quite slow and the end lacks that killer punch that a great story deserves. Also you can’t help thinking that the end was somewhat lame. But in between the start and the end, you have a brilliant thriller. The story was well constructed, with some memorable characters along with some mean characters. The story was thrilling as well as chilling in parts. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2020

Excellent spy thriller

It took a little while to get into this story but once I did it was quite gripping. It's interesting and complex and feels quite authentic. The narration didn't spoil the book but it was rather pedestrian and didn't bring it to life. Overall a really good listen.

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