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Our Friends in Berlin

Anthony Quinn



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18 July 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Espionage & spy thriller; Second World War fiction; Historical fiction
'A gripping espionage thriller' Observer London, 1941. The city is in blackout and an enemy is hiding in plain sight.

Jack Hoste has become entangled in a national treachery. His mission- to locate the most dangerous Nazi agent in the country.

He soon receives a promising lead in Amy Strallen, whose life is a world away from the machinations of Nazi sympathisers. But when Hoste pays a visit to Amy's office, the dangerous game he is playing becomes even more lethal.

'A cracking tale of high-stakes espionage... Intensely atmospheric' Mail on Sunday *Perfect for fans of John Le Carre and Charles Cumming*
By:   Anthony Quinn
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781784708856
ISBN 10:   1784708852
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   18 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. From 1998 to 2013 he was the film critic for the Independent. He is the author of six novels- The Rescue Man, which won the 2009 Authors' Club Best First Novel Award; Half of the Human Race; The Streets, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Walter Scott Prize; Curtain Call, which was chosen for Waterstones and Mail on Sunday Book Clubs; Freya, a Radio 2 Book Club choice, and Eureka.

Reviews for Our Friends in Berlin

[A] gripping espionage thriller... An addictive cocktail of action, romance and politics. * Observer * Our Friends in Berlin brings to the fore all of Quinn's talents - gripping storylines, plot twists, thorough research and elegant prose. * The Times * An eye for a plot, a profound gift for character and a faultless sense of period and place: Anthony Quinn was always going to write first-rate thrillers, and Our Friends in Berlin is pure pleasure. -- David Hare Those in search of a smart, tautly rendered, atmospheric beach read should pack a copy now. * Metro * The best spy novel set in wartime London. A masterpiece... Anthony's book is wonderful. He is a master at creating page-turning tension. Our Friends in Berlin grips the reader from the very first page and won't let go. Good authors create period authenticity; superb authors add their own creative mood music to that. Anthony Quinn's Blitz-battered London is more than black out curtains, blast tape and wrecked buildings, it is an eerie setting of Hitchcockian menace. -- Edward Wilson, author of A Very British Ending

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