The Arms Maker of Berlin (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 4, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
21 Reviews
An unflinching thriller from Dan Fesperman that takes us deep into the White Rose resistance movement during World War II.
 
When Nat Turnbull’s mentor, Gordon Wolfe, is arrested for possession of a missing WWII secret service archive and then turns up dead in jail, Nat’s quiet academic life is suddenly thrown into tumult. The archive is a time bomb of sensitive material, but key documents are still missing, and the FBI dispatches Nat to track them down. Following a trail of cryptic clues, Nat's journeys to Germany, where he soon crosses paths with Berta, a gorgeous and mysterious student and Kurt Bauer, an arms billionaire with a dark past. As their tales intersect, long-buried exploits of deceit emerge, and each step becomes more dangerous than the last.


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Some nice prose as well. - Goodreads
Plot twists are formulaic, predictable and shallow. - Goodreads
A real page turner for me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

Spies and the second world war. Who doesn't love stories about one or the other? Spies in the Second World War? Getting better. Spies today and spies in the Second World War - Now that's a match made ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

3.75 stars, a good book for its genre. I've read other books by this author and this is by far the best in terms of quality of writing and story. I appreciated the bits about academia and the historical parts of the novel (Berlin, 1940s) were the strongest. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
31
Section 4
40
Section 5
52
Section 6
83
Section 7
91
Section 8
106
Section 13
172
Section 14
183
Section 15
195
Section 16
242
Section 17
249
Section 18
265
Section 19
280
Section 20
312

Section 9
109
Section 10
122
Section 11
155
Section 12
170
Section 21
326
Section 22
338
Section 23
368
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About the author (2009)

Dan Fesperman’s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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