Masaryk Station by David Downing audiobook

Masaryk Station

By David Downing
Read by Michael Healy

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The John Russell Series: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482101300

  • ISBN: 9781624600296

Runtime: 10.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Berlin, early 1948. The city, still occupied by the four Allied powers, still largely in ruins, has become the cockpit of a new Cold War, and as spring unfolds its German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviets enforcing a Western withdrawal. Here, as elsewhere in Europe, 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. John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA. He does as little for either as he can safely get away with, and between the tawdry tasks they set him—assessing dubious defectors in Trieste, running a spy ring in a Berlin VD clinic, rescuing ex-Nazis who might prove useful from Czechoslovakia—he seeks a way to cut himself loose. His partner Effi Koenen has an easier time, starring in a popular radio series and looking after their adopted daughter Rosa, until a woman she helped save in the War turns up on her doorstep, and admits to a child she left behind all those years before, a child now trapped behind the new Iron Curtain.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Downing adroitly elucidates the morass that was post–World War II geopolitics without dumbing down…One can only marvel at his talent for infusing such a rangy cast of characters with nuance and soul.”     New York Times Book Review
“Downing’s outstanding evocation of the times (as masterly as that found in Alan Furst’s novels or Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series), thematic complexity (as rich as that of John le Carré), and the wide assortment of fully rendered characters provide as much or more pleasure than the plot, where disparate threads are tied together in satisfying and unexpected ways.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Powerful historical novels.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: David Downing

Author Bio: David Downing

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of the Jack McColl novels, the thriller The Red Eagles, and six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII Berlin.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English