Our Friends in Berlin (Hardback)Anthony Quinn (author)
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'The best spy novel set in wartime London. A masterpiece. Anthony Quinn's Blitz-battered London is more than black out curtains, blast tape and wrecked buildings, it is an eerie setting of Hitchcockian menace' - Edward WilsonLondon, 1941.
The city is in blackout, besieged by nightly air raids from Germany. Two strangers are about to meet. Between them they may alter the course of the war.
While the Blitz has united the nation, there is an enemy hiding in plain sight. A group of British citizens is gathering secret information to aid Hitler's war machine. Jack Hoste has become entangled in this treachery, but he also has a particular mission: to locate the most dangerous Nazi agent in the country.
Hoste soon receives a promising lead. Amy Strallen, who works in a Mayfair marriage bureau, was once close to this elusive figure. Her life is a world away from the machinations of Nazi sympathisers, yet when Hoste pays a visit to Amy's office, everything changes in a heartbeat.
Breathtakingly tense and trip-wired with surprises, Our Friends in Berlin is inspired by true events. It is a story about deception and loyalty - and about people in love who watch each other as closely as spies.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm
'Our Friends in Berlin brings to the fore all of Quinn's talents - gripping storylines, plot twists, thorough research and elegant prose.' - The Times
'Our Friends in Berlin is an immensely enjoyable Buchanesque adventure…Most memorably of all , though, the book and its cast are shot through with a persuasive postmodern melancholy, the hard wired ambivalence that is very much Le Carre rather than Buchan' - The Guardian
'Quinn's gripping plot about spying is matched by the evocatively gloomy atmosphere of wartime London that he conjures up' - The Times
'An eye for a plot, a profound gift for character and a faultless sense of period and place: Anthony Quinn was always going to write first-rate thrillers, and Our Friends in Berlin is pure pleasure' - David Hare
'The best spy novel set in wartime London. A masterpiece... Anthony's book is wonderful. He is a master at creating page-turning tension. Our Friends in Berlin grips the reader from the very first page and won't let go. Good authors create period authenticity; superb authors add their own creative mood music to that. Anthony Quinn's Blitz-battered London is more than black out curtains, blast tape and wrecked buildings, it is an eerie setting of Hitchcockian menace' - Edward Wilson
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