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WWII has ended But the danger has just begun for a spy caught between political superpowers.Book 5 in the John Russell historical ... Weiterlesen
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WWII has ended But the danger has just begun for a spy caught between political superpowers.Book 5 in the John Russell historical thriller series.Paris, November 1945. John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalfassessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Partyand that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell's livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he'll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It's a lose-lose situation.Shchepkin admits that his own survival now depends on his ability to utilize Russell. The only way out for the two of them is to make a deal with the Americans. If they can come up with something the Americans want or need badly enough, then perhaps Russell will be forgiven for handing German atomic secrets over to Moscow and Shchepkin might be offered the sort of sanctuary that also safeguards the lives of his wife and daughter in Moscow. Every decision Russell makes now is a dangerous one.From the Hardcover edition.

Autorentext

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell series, Zoo Station, Silesian Station, Stettin Station, Potsdam Station, Lehrter Station, and Masaryk Station, as well as Jack of Spies, One Man's Flag, and The Red Eagles. He lives in Guildford, England



Klappentext

Caught between Soviets and Americans, John Russell can't escape his role as an accidental spy

Book 5 in the John Russell historical thriller series.

It's 1945, and British journalist John Russell has finally reunited with his German girlfriend, Effi, in London after a dangerous flight from war-torn Berlin. But Russell realizes his new life in England isn't going to last when he is tracked down by Soviet agent Shchepkin, who helped Russell escape the disastrous last days of the war and the Russian army's destruction of Berlin. It is time to repay the debt, and Shchepkin's bosses in Moscow are not the forgiving types. Russell has no choice but to agree to be transferred back to Germany, where he will resume his cover as an investigative journalist and hand over US intelligence reports on the German Communist Party.

Meanwhile, Effi struggles to revive her acting career, but she cannot fight the desire to uncover ex-Nazi Party members still at large in Berlin. In this dangerous new world, where alliances change every day, will John and Effi be able to leave the past behind? Or are the new enemies the same as the old?

Produktinformationen

Titel: Lehrter Station
Untertitel: A John Russell WWII Thriller
Autor:
EAN: 9781616950750
ISBN: 978-1-61695-075-0
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Soho Press
Genre: Spannung
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 08.05.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch