Nightfall Berlin

Nightfall Berlin : `For those who enjoy vintage Le Carre' Ian Rankin

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'A fine book for those who enjoy vintage Le Carre' IAN RANKIN

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2's SARA COX SHOW 'The new Le Carre . . . an absolutely brilliant page turner . . . if you love thrillers, Jack Grimwood is a name you need to remember'
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In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing.

For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual.

Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die - a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox's mission is fatally compromised.

Trapped in East Berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder by those on both sides of the Wall, Fox must somehow elude capture and get out alive.

But to do so he must discover who sabotaged his mission and why...

Nightfall Berlin is a tense, atmospheric and breathtaking thriller that drops you deep into the icy heard of the Cold War.

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'Jack Grimwood's taut Nightfall Berlin is spring's best thriller' Observer

'The rejuvenation of the espionage thriller continues apace' Guardian

'Moskva was one of the most impressive spy thrillers of 2016 . . . Nightfall Berlin is even better. Grimwood's portrayal of dark and frightening East Berlin is excellent and he is skilful at describing the politics of espionage' Times
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 43mm | 723g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718181573
  • 9780718181574
  • 190,247

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Conjures up the city so vividly that you can almost touch the place * SFX * The writing is elegant, the dialogue razor sharp, the characters drawn economically but effectively, and the action is unrelenting * SciFi Now * Grimwood is a damned fine writer * Independent * Even better than Child 44 . . . A blizzard of exciting set pieces, superbly realized * Daily Telegraph * A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist -- Michael Marshall * author of The Straw Men * Mesmerising, surefooted, vividly realised . . . something special in the arena of international thrillers * Financial Times * The superior spy thriller of the year. Le Carre fans will be delighted -- Amanda Craig The thriller of the summer ... Grimwood raises the stakes in this dark, twisty tale of Cold War conflict * iPaper * The rejuvenation of the espionage thriller continues apace with Nightfall Berlin * Guardian * An extraordinarily atmospheric and immersive read ... escapism at its best * Good Housekeeping * Note-perfect ... Jack Grimwood is about to become your new favourite thriller writer * Independent * Spring's best thriller * Observer * A gripping Cold War thriller where life hangs by a thread. Dark secrets from the lawless rubble of WW2 threaten world peace and the family of British spy Tom Fox. After the success of Moskva, Grimwood works his magic on the grey but edgy streets of East Berlin. A powerful, addictive, twisty tale where no-one can be trusted. -- David Young, author of Stasi Child Nightfall Berlin is just fabulous. So atmospheric, so elegantly written. The character, Major Tom Fox is intriguing... like Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, or like early le Carre. I really recommend it. I just disappeared into it totally. -- Marian Keyes The new Le Carre . . . an absolutely brilliant page turner . . . if you love thrillers, Jack Grimwood is a name you need to remember * BBC Radio 2 The Sara Cox Show * A book that pulls you in, teaches you something and gives you a protagonist you can't get enough of ... If you liked Ian McEwan's The Innocent, you'll love this evocation of Berlin at the other end of the Cold War * The Pool * A twisty tale of Cold War conflict, which sees tormented intelligence officer Tom Fox caught up in a dark story of establishment lies and long-buried secrets * The Independent * The atmosphere and tension perfectly pitched this excellent Cold War thriller with memorable well-drawn characters is compulsive reading * Choice Magazine * A gripping Cold War tale that manages to be original as well as give a nod to classic John Le Carre * The Sun * Moskva was one of the most impressive spy thrillers of 2016 . . . Nightfall Berlin is even better. Grimwood's portrayal of dark and frightening East Berlin is excellent and he is skilful at describing the politics of espionage * The Times * A fine book this, for those who enjoy vintage Le Carre * Ian Rankin *
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About Jack Grimwood

Jack Grimwood, a.k.a. Jon Courtenay Grimwood, was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels, he writes for national newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Independent and Guardian. Jon is two-time winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel, with Felaheen and then End of the World Blues. His literary novel, The Last Banquet, published under the name Jonathan Grimwood, was shortlisted for Le Prix Montesquieu 2015. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker. Nightfall Berlin is his second thriller.
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375 ratings
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5 36% (135)
4 42% (156)
3 17% (63)
2 5% (17)
1 1% (4)
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