A NovelBook - 2003
The war may be over but the killing goes on. It is Berlin, 1945, and the uneasy peace between the occupying Americans and the vanquished Germans is tested once again by the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman near the Yanks' "Uncle Tom's Cabin" military station. American captain John Ashburner and German detective Klaus Dietrich quickly realize that to solve this brutal killing--now just the first salvo in what is becoming a mass-murder spree of pretty young women--they must join forces.
Against the backdrop of a city struggling to come to terms with the horrors of World War II, Berlin is an atmospheric whodunit of intertwined dramas, ofpeople whose past overwhelms their present. Already a bestseller in Germany, and translated into eight languages, Berlin is a potent mix of fast-paced crime thriller, powerful love story and a compelling portrait of the legacy of war that satisfies on every level.