Potsdam Station

by David Downing

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LoveReading View on Potsdam Station

A complex edge of the seat thriller - think Robert Harris and Fatherland mixed with a dash of Le Carre - that's "a brilliant evocation of Nazi Germany"*.  This is the fourth and book in the author's sequence of books that spans World War Two.  Potsdam Station is an incredibly intense thriller which successfully takes you right into the action as well as evoking the time - 1945 - and place - Moscow and Berlin - so well that you feel you're right there with the key protagonists, John Russell and his girlfriend Effi Koenen. 

 

* from CJ Sansom

 

To read the Station titles in order:

Zoo Station

Silesian Station

Stettin Station

Potsdam Station

Lehrter Station

Masaryk Station

 

Sue Baker

Potsdam Station Synopsis

April 1945. Hitler’s Reich is on the verge of extinction, and its enemies are already plotting against each other. Assaulted by Allied bombs and Soviet shells, ruled by Nazis with nothing to lose, Berlin has become the most dangerous place on earth.

On the Oder front line John Russell’s eighteen year-old son Paul awaits the Soviets’ final onslaught, and the certain prospect of either death or imprisonment. Inside Berlin, Russell’s girlfriend Effi has a Jewish orphan to care for, and the Gestapo on her trail. The advancing Red Army promises liberation, but is also seeking retribution, particularly from German women.

Russell is in Moscow. To find and save his son and girlfriend, he must reach Berlin no later than the Red Army. But only the Soviets can get him there, and the price of their help will threaten both his and the world’s postwar future.

Potsdam Station Press Reviews

 

Praise for David Downing'S 4 book series of which this title is the denouement:

 

"‘An extraordinary evocation of Nazi Germany" C.J. Sansom

  
"Excellent and evocative" The Times

 
"Exciting and frightening all at once… it’s got everything going for it" Julie Walters

  
“An outstanding thriller... This series is a quite remarkable achievement” Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine

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ISBN: 9781906964566
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906964566
Publication date: 11th January 2011
Author: David Downing
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About David Downing

David Downing is the author of a political thriller, two alternative histories and a number of books on military and political history and other subjects as diverse as Neil Young and Russian Football.   Author photo © George Lewton

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