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Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin

by Jerome Charyn

Crime / Mystery Historical Fiction

Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin Synopsis

On a windy night in 1937, a seventeen-year-old German naval sub-cadet is wandering along the seawall when he stumbles upon a gang of ruffians beating up a tramp, whose life he saves. The man is none other than spymaster Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the Abwehr, German military intelligence. Canaris adopts the young man and dubs him 'Cesare' after the character in the silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for his ability to break through any barrier as he eliminates the Abwehr's enemies.

Canaris is a man of contradictions who, while serving the regime, seeks to undermine the Nazis and helps Cesare hide Berlin's Jews from the Gestapo. But the Nazis will lure many to Theresienstadt, a phony paradise in Czechoslovakia with sham restaurants, novelty shops, and bakeries, a cruel ghetto and way station to Auschwitz. When the woman Cesare loves, a member of the Jewish underground, is captured and sent there, Cesare must find a way to rescue her.

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Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin Press Reviews

'A complex and detailed story of the inner workings of the German Third Reich during World War II... Highly recommended' - Library Journal

'Charyn has created a terrific cast of original characters who speak in a language that reflects the selfish and predatory nature of that time... He tells a fascinating story of resistance against evil with a great deal of energy'- Historical Novels Review

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ISBN: 9780857304377
Publication date: 12/11/2020
Publisher: No Exit Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857304377
Publication date: 12th November 2020
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: No Exit Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

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