Masaryk Station

by David Downing

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LoveReading View on Masaryk Station

An excellent series of period spy novels comes to an end with the sixth episode. I do urge you to read them all. We are now in Europe in 1948, particularly in Berlin. John Russell, our series character, is a disillusioned communist now with an attitude of ‘a plague on both your houses’ so plays each side against the other with consummate skill. It ends as the Berlin airlift got under way and just before the Wall was erected. Only at this distance of time can one realise how dreadful it must have been to have lived through this period following as it did, the Nazi regime. A superb read.

 

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Masaryk Station a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'A real punchy page turner that will have you coming back for more...outstanding.' – Susan Walsh.

 

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To read the Station titles in order:

Zoo Station

Silesian Station

Stettin Station

Potsdam Station

Lehrter Station

Masaryk Station

Sarah Broadhurst

Masaryk Station Synopsis

Europe, 1948. The continent is once again divided: into the Communist Soviet-controlled states to the east, and the US-dominated democracies in the west.


John Russell and his old comrade-in-espionage Shchepkin need to find a way out of the dangerous, morally murky world they have both inhabited for far too long. But they can’t just walk away: if they want to escape with their lives, they must, in Shchepkin’s words, ‘uncover a secret so damaging that we could buy our safety with silence’.


In this heartstopping conclusion to the series, Downing ratchets up the suspense with a superb plot involving psychopathic mass murderers, a snuff movie that leads to the highest ranks of Soviet power, and Russell and his girlfriend’s last-ditch attempt to gain freedom.

Masaryk Station Reader Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Masaryk Station.  You can read their reviews below.

 

Anita Wallas - 'Although often chilling and dark, John Russell is a man with a heart in the 'dirty tricks brigade' world of Cold War espionage.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Susan Walsh - 'A real "punchy" page turner that will have you coming back for more...outstanding.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Kathy Howell - 'I have read all the previous books in this series and this book doesn’t disappoint.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Phylippa Smithson - 'This is political thriller, murder mystery, historical (post WW2) and much more.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Alan Brown - 'Last in the Station Series? By David Downing that meets the high standard set by the preceding five. The nuances of a post war time in Berlin are described.' Click Here to read the full review.

Dawn Lynch -
'can't wait to read the rest of the series...A long game of espionage cat and mouse reveals the truth in the end!' Click Here to read the full review. __________________________________________

 

Further Praise for David Downing.

 

‘Downing is one of the brightest lights in the shadowy world of historical spy fiction.’  - Birmingham Post

 

‘Stands with Alan Furst for detail and atmosphere.'  - Donald James

Masaryk Station Press Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Masaryk Station.  You can read their reviews below.

 

Anita Wallas - 'Although often chilling and dark, John Russell is a man with a heart in the 'dirty tricks brigade' world of Cold War espionage.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Susan Walsh - 'A real "punchy" page turner that will have you coming back for more...outstanding.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Kathy Howell - 'I have read all the previous books in this series and this book doesn’t disappoint.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Phylippa Smithson - 'This is political thriller, murder mystery, historical (post WW2) and much more.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Alan Brown - 'Last in the Station Series? By David Downing that meets the high standard set by the preceding five. The nuances of a post war time in Berlin are described.' Click Here to read the full review.

Dawn Lynch -
'can't wait to read the rest of the series...A long game of espionage cat and mouse reveals the truth in the end!' Click Here to read the full review. __________________________________________

 

Further Praise for David Downing.

 

‘Downing is one of the brightest lights in the shadowy world of historical spy fiction.’  - Birmingham Post

 

‘Stands with Alan Furst for detail and atmosphere.'  - Donald James

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ISBN: 9781908699664
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781908699664
Publication date: 7th January 2014
Author: David Downing
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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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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