City of Fading Light

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Morrow, 1985 - Fiction - 351 pages
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When young Hollywood actress Cathleen O'Dea agrees to go to Berlin in 1939 to film a movie for the Nazis as part of a plan to rescue her mother from a concentration camp, she joins forces with Australian newspaperman Sean Carmody, with whom she falls in l

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Berlin in the late summer of 1939 is a city filled with fear, mistrust, plots, and counterplots. American actress Cathleen O'Dea is there to film one of Goebbels's propaganda pieces. Secretly ... Read full review


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Jon Cleary (1917 2010) was an Australian writer and novelist. He wrote numerous books, including "The High Commissioner", the first of a long series of popular detective novels featuring Sydney police inspector Scobie Malone. Several of his works have been adapted for television and film.

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