Field Grey : Bernie Gunther Mystery 7 Paperback
by Philip Kerr
A man doesn't work for his enemies unless he has little choice in the matter.' So says Bernie Gunther.
It is 1954 and Bernie is in Cuba. Tiring of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky, Bernie acquires a boat and a beautiful companion and quits the island.
But the US Navy has other ideas, and soon he finds himself in a place with which he is all too familiar - a prison cell.
After exhaustive questioning, he is flown back to Berlin and yet another prison cell with a proposition: work for French intelligence or hang for murder.
The job is simple: he is to meet and greet POWs returning to Germany and to look out for one in particular, a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer.
The French are anxious to catch up with this man and deal with him in their own ruthless way.
But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen.
Bernie Gunther's seventh outing delivers more of the fast-paced and quick-witted action that we have come to expect from Philip Kerr. Set in Cuba, a Soviet POW camp, Paris and Berlin, and ranging over a period of twenty years from the Thirties to the Fifties, Field Grey is an outstanding thriller by a writer at the top of his game.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 31/03/2011
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9781849164146
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Review by pgmcc
Reasonably entertaining thriller following the experience of Bernie Gunther. It is set in the 1950s with flashbacks to pre-WWII Berlin, WWII France, and WWII Russia.A well woven tapestry of intrigue, betrayal and the art of being a detective.Field Grey is the 7th in a series about the character Bernie Gunther. I have not read the earlier novels but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book. I do have an omnibus containing the first three novels. I will read them sometime, but I'm not dashing off to find them right now.