THE LONG-AWAITED PREQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING ‘BERLIN STATION’ SERIES
Berlin, February 1933. John Russell watches the Reichstag burn, but it’s no scoop, even for a crime reporter. Four weeks after Hitler’s accession, brownshirt mobs stalk the streets and the press prints what the Party tells it. Russell, a former communist with a British passport, should be packing his bags, but while family ties bind him. Meanwhile, his assignments draw him closer to the savage heart of the new regime — and the story that only ends one way.
David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell 'Station' series, set in Nazi-era and Cold War Berlin, as well as four WWI espionage novels in the Jack McColl series and the thriller The Red Eagles. He lives with his wife, an American acupuncturist, in Guildford, England.