The Arms Maker of Berlin

The Arms Maker of Berlin

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A ruthless arms billionaire and a disgraced history professor share a terrible secret.

Nat Turnbull is dragged abruptly from his quiet academic life when his former mentor Professor Gordon Wolfe is arrested for stealing top secret archive documents dating back to the Second World War.

Coerced into examining the archives for the FBI, Nat finds intriguing references both to Wolfe's activities in an Allied intelligence office in Switzerland during the war, and to a mysterious student resistance group in Berlin known as the White Rose.
Following Wolfe's cryptic clues to Europe, soon Nat is in a desperate race to unlock the truth, before it gets him killed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 28mm | 308g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340961287
  • 9780340961285
  • 703,481

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Stylish, thoughtful and satisfying Daily Mail
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Stylish, thoughtful and satisfying * Daily Mail * Fesperman does "escalating peril" with brio. Turnbull has a crumpled everyman charm. * Guardian * Fesperman is the closest thing America has to John le Carre, a writer of great elegance and sophistication whose novels are as topical as they are compelling. In a market saturated by factory-made thrillers, Fesperman stands out as a spy novelist of the highest quality. * Charles Cumming * A worthy and ambitious tour of German history from 1941-2009 . . . a good intelligent book * The Times * Fesperman focuses on Switzerland and Germany and the wartime intrigues of the White Rose student movement, which dared to speak out against Hitler, as he crafts a tale of love, war and betrayal * West Australian * It goes without saying that Fesperman is a master of orchestrating tension - but he is equally good at characterising his vulnerable, conflicted protagonists * Daily Express on THE AMATEUR SPY * A superb spy thriller worthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le Carre and Ken Follett * USA Today on THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO * Fesperman is that rare journalist who is also a gifted novelist...first-rate * Washington Post on THE WARLORD'S SON * An absorbing novel with some provocative commentary on America's war on terror * Susannah Yager, Sunday Telegraph on THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO *
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About Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman, an award-winning novelist and war correspondent for the Baltimore Sun Times, has written six highly acclaimed novels of international suspense, including THE AMATEUR SPY, THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO and THE SMALL BOAT OF GREAT SORROWS. He lives in Baltimore with his family.
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1,182 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 22% (261)
4 40% (470)
3 29% (346)
2 7% (77)
1 2% (28)
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