As spring unfolds, a Western withdrawal looks increasingly likely. Berlin's German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviet forces who occupy half the city, and whose legacy of violence has ripped apart many families. As tensions between the great powers escalate, each passing day makes Russell's position more treacherous. He and his Soviet liaison, Shchepkin, seek out one final operation--one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other.
It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on, but one way or the other, it will be his last. David Downing grew up in suburban London. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, including several novels featuring Anglo-American journalist John Russell and the nonfiction work Sealing Their Fate: He lives with his wife in Guildford, England. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins, the city has become the cockpit of a new Cold War. The legacies of the war have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties—a paradise for spies. As spring unfolds, a Western withdrawal looks increasingly likely. He and his Soviet liaison, Shchepkin, seek out one final operation—one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other. It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on, but one way or the other, it will be his last.
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Stettin Station John Russell series Book 3. Silesian Station John Russell series Book 2. Zoo Station John Russell series Book 1. Downing's "Station" cycle creates a fictional universe rich with a historian's expertise but rendered with literary style and heart. One can only marvel at his talent for infusing such a rangy cast of characters with nuance and soul. The local color and cigarette smoke are thick, and so is the plot, with fine MacGuffins, a truly red herring or two, and even a man in the boot to keep things interesting. One cares about Russell and his family and even the somewhat oily Shchepkin as they attempt to unravel themselves from the brutal and unfeeling intelligence services.
If you like spy novels, you need to read all of the John Russell series. The plot in interesting, but the real point is the insight into the times. It provided insights and aroused emotions in me concerning my own experiences during the Cold War and helped build some perspective over the world events that I, in my youth, only knew as fact.erstwhile.jeamland.net/quayos-caeli-enarrant.php
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Downing perfectly captures post-war Berlin Intelligently written, provocatively told, and thoroughly convincing in every aspect, [John] Russell is a man who will not soon be forgotten by the readers of these books. He doesn't shy away from portraying the cold brutality of the Third Reich, and his characters are far from stereotypes—they're flawed, confused and real. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Soho Crime June 18, Publication Date: June 18, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I thought this entry in the John Russell series dragged. I found myself reading other books at the same time. Previously it was his need to stay in Nazi Germany to be near his German national son, and he variously found himself forced into spying for the Nazis, the Soviets, the British or even the Americans. In on it with him is his disaffected Soviet controller.
Neither side is pleased with him and both want him to deliver more damaging information against the other side. Russell just wants to get back to being a journalist. Her well-being is primary to them, but the Russians threaten the family when Koenen balks at making more propaganda films for them.
The story takes a long sojourn to Yugoslavia. Russell works for the Americans as a translator interrogating Eastern bloc defectors coming through Trieste.
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The Americans have kept Italy from going Communist by influencing - well, buying - the last round of Italian elections. The action heats up in the last third of the book, which redeems the story somewhat, and it apparently resolves and concludes the Russell saga. The book is ultimately about the disillusion of socialists like Russell, as Russian installation of Communism in Eastern Europe proves repressive rather than utopian.
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