@2@The twelfth book in the@18@@20@ Sunday Times@21@@19@ and @18@@20@New York Times@21@@19@ @20@bestselling series@21@, perfect for fans of @20@John le Carre@21@. @20@Lee Child@21@ calls Bernie Gunther @20@'one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written'@21@.@3@@2@@20@France, 1956. Bernie Gunther is on the run. @21@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.@3@@2@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.@3@@2@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.@3@
Once again Kerr leads us through the fact of history and the vagaries of human nature Tom Hanks
Philip Kerr has written over thirty books of which the best-known are the internationally renowned and bestselling Bernie Gunther series. The sixth book in the series, If the Dead Rise Not, won the CWA Historical Dagger. His other works include several standalone thrillers, non-fiction and an acclaimed series for younger readers, The Children of the Lamp. Philip died in March 2018, days before the publication of his 13th Bernie Gunther thriller, Greeks Bearing Gifts. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature shortly before his death.