The Unquiet Heart, Hardback

The Unquiet Heart Hardback

Part of the Danny McRae Series series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


It's 1946 and Danny McRae is a private detective scraping a living in ration-card London.

Eve Copeland, crime reporter, is looking for new angles to save her career.

It's a match made in heaven. Until Eve disappears, a contact dies violently and an old adversary presents Danny with some unpalatable truths. His desperate search for his lover draws him into a web of black marketeers, double agents and assassins, and hurls him into the shattered remains of Berlin, where terrorism and espionage foreshadow the bleak hostilities of the Cold War.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780857894946



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The Unquiet Heart by Gordon Ferris is a sequel to his Truth Dare Kill. The books are about Danny McRae, a damaged war vet who is etching out a living as a private eye. Set in 1947 London, this book didn’t have the dark noir feel that the first one had. The Unquiet Heart is more of a spy thriller, than a noir mystery. This jumping around of genres is perhaps why the author abandoned this series, and began again with the Douglas Brodie series.Danny meets and falls in love with a beautiful reporter, but strange things seem to happen when she is around. When she disappears, Danny learns that during the war she was a double agent. Being Jewish, she had been forced to work for the Nazi’s in order to keep her family in Germany safe. She had double crossed the Germans by also working for the British. Upon learning that her family had been sent to the death camps, she was after revenge. He tries to follow and bring her back from Berlin, but she eventually disappears again having decided that her true calling is to go to Palestine and help establish a Jewish homeland.The Unquiet Heart did tie up a few loose ends from the first book, but by the end, the author had written Danny McRae into a corner, but he has found a sort of peace within himself and I am quite happy to leave him to it and move on.

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