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Field Grey: 7

Bernie Gunther Mystery

By Philip Kerr

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Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Published In: UK, 31 March 2011
'A man doesn't work for his enemies unless he has little choice in the matter.' So says Bernie Gunther. It is 1954 and Bernie is in Cuba. Tiring of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky, Bernie acquires a boat and a beautiful companion and quits the island. But the US Navy has other ideas, and soon he finds himself in a place with which he is all too familiar - a prison cell. After exhaustive questioning, he is flown back to Berlin and yet another prison cell with a proposition: work for French intelligence or hang for murder. The job is simple: he is to meet and greet POWs returning to Germany and to look out for one in particular, a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer. The French are anxious to catch up with this man and deal with him in their own ruthless way. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen. Bernie Gunther's seventh outing delivers more of the fast-paced and quick-witted action that we have come to expect from Philip Kerr. Set in Cuba, a Soviet POW camp, Paris and Berlin, and ranging over a period of twenty years from the Thirties to the Fifties, Field Grey is an outstanding thriller by a writer at the top of his game.

Philip Kerr is the author of six other acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels. His last novel, If the Dead Rise Not, won the 2009 CWA Ellis Peters' Award for Best Historical Crime Novel. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh but now lives in London and in Cornwall.

About the Author

Philip Kerr is the author of the internationally bestselling Bernie Gunther novels. If the Dead Rise Not won the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Novel. His other books include several stand-alone thrillers and acclaimed series for children. He lives in south-west London.

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'A brilliantly crafted challenge to the stereotypical received history of the Second World War' The Times. * The Times * 'Kerr is a master of evoking the spirit of the age' Financial Times. * Financial Times * 'Rich, compelling, beautifully written and with a central character that it's impossible not to admire' Daily Mail. * Daily Mail * 'Far more illuminating and enjoyable than the season's other big thriller, John le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor' Daily Express. * Daily Express *

EAN: 9781849164146
ISBN: 1849164142
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.4 x 3.6 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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