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The One From The Other

The One From The Other

‘One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written’ LEE CHILD

Bernie Gunther has learned the hard way that there’s no way to distinguish ‘the one from the other’. The cynical P.I. sees through the deceit and hypocrisy of both friend and foe – a lifesaving skill in postwar Germany.

Munich, 1949 is home to all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. A place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fugitives in the flight abroad, sorting out rival claims to stolen goods. It’s work that fills Bernie with disgust – but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She’s not looking to get him back – he’s a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he’s dead.

It’s a simple enough job. But in post-war Germany, nothing is simple…

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th February 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849164610

Reviews

Powerful and impressive ... one of the great achievements of contemporary crime fiction
Observer
One of the most memorable and original characters in contemporary popular fiction . . . confirms what Kerr's fans have long know: that he has few, if any, rivals to match him among modern thriller writers
Sunday Times
Kerr leads us through the facts of history and the vagaries of human nature
Tom Hanks