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Prussian Blue

Bernie Gunther Thriller 12

By Philip Kerr

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The twelfth book in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of John le Carre and Charles Cumming. Lee Child calls Bernie Gunther 'one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written'.

The twelfth book in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of John le Carre and Robert Harris. 'One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written' Lee Child

France, 1956. Bernie Gunther is on the run. If there's one thing he's learned, it's never to refuse a job from a high-ranking secret policeman. But this is exactly what he's just done. Now he's a marked man, with the East German Stasi on his tail.

Fleeing across Europe, he remembers the last time he worked with his pursuer: in 1939, to solve a murder at the Berghof, Hitler's summer hideaway in the Bavarian Alps. Hitler is long dead, the Berghof now a ruined shell, and the bizarre time Bernie spent there should be no more than a distant memory.

But as he pushes on to Berlin and safety, Bernie will find that no matter how far he thinks he has put Nazi Germany behind him, for him it will always be unfinished business. The Berghof is not done with Bernie yet.

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  • ISBN: 9781784296506
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2017
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Once again Kerr leads us through the fact of history and the vagaries of human nature — Tom Hanks
Bernie Gunther is as insubordinate, combative, interesting and entertaining as ever . . . yet another Kerr triumph — Sunday Times
Bernie Gunther - sly, subversive, sardonic, and occasionally hilarious - is one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written, and as always he lights up this tough and unflinching novel. We're in good hands here — Lee Child
In Prussian Blue, Philip Kerr once more shows himself one of the greatest master story-tellers in English. The narrative is swift and adept, and so well-grounded in the history and custom of the period that the reader is totally immersed — Alan Furst
The twelfth Bernie Gunther mystery is as brisk and agile as its German police detective protagonist — Washington Post
Gunther offers a wry view of several real figures, notably Heydrich and Bormann, and a pithy up-close analysis of the whole Nazi machine. Thrilling — Sunday Times Crime Club
Prussian Blue would be an exceptional achievement considered on its own, but it is incredible to think that this is the 12th novel in an on-going series which is yet to produce a dud. The research and accuracy of the historical setting match that of Alan Furst, but the hardboiled dialogue and Chandlerian turns of phrase raise Kerr's work even higher. Part adventure thriller, part historical procedural, Prussian Blue and Bernie Gunther never make a mis-step — Crimesquad
As usual, Kerr is superb at imaginatively mixing his fictional detective with well-researched true-life characters and events — The Times
A brilliantly twisting tale of espionage and betrayal — Sunday Times
Kerr's novels are modern classics — Simon Sebag Montefiore
Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers in its blend of wit, careful plotting and the kind of detail that brings the past to life — Sunday Times
Bernie Gunther is one of the more interesting and original private eyes in thriller fiction — The Times
[Kerr's] Raymond Chandleresque mysteries about a cynical Berlin cop reluctantly working for the Nazis are his masterpiece — Sun
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