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Lehrter Station by David Downing

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In a world fuelled by paranoia and on the edge of a new, ‘cold’ war, John Russell will need all his wits – and some luck – to survive...

To read the Station titles in order:

Zoo Station

Silesian Station

Stettin Station

Potsdam Station

Lehrter Station

Masaryk Station

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Lehrter Station by David Downing

November 1945. John Russell is walking home through the grey streets of postwar London when his old accomplice, Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin, falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin informs Russell that his masters in Moscow have decided it’s time to pay them back for having secured his safe passage from Moscow in the last days of the war.

Russell must return to Berlin to spy on his erstwhile colleagues in the German Communist Party, reporting on any aberration from the Stalinist party line. Worse, he is ordered to offer his services to the Americans – in short, to become a double agent on Stalin’s payroll.

But Russell knows all too well how short the life expectancy of a double agent is. Together with Shchepkin, who after years of devotion has finally lost his faith in the Soviet project, he hatches a plan to gain his freedom.

About the Author

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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30th November 1999


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