The Lady from Zagreb (A Bernie Gunther Novel)
From New York Times–bestselling writer Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated go back of Bernie Gunther in a chain hailed via Malcolm Forbes as “the most sensible crime novels round today.”
A appealing actress, a emerging celebrity of the enormous German movie corporation UFA, now managed via the Propaganda Ministry. The very shrewdpermanent, very harmful Propaganda Minister—close confidant of Hitler, an bold schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin murder bull, now compelled to do favors for Joseph Goebbels on the Propaganda Minister’s command.
This time, the want is own. And this time, not anything is what it seems.
Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie reveals himself in a global of senseless brutality the place every body has a hidden time table. ideal territory for a real cynic whose intuition is to belief no one.
Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel 2015
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mobilephone, spoke a number of phrases, after which waved us on. “You’re in luck,” acknowledged Geiger. “It turns out that Colonel Dragan is the following. He wasn’t yesterday.” He laughed. “Apparently he was once in Zagreb.” “That definitely seems like my kind of luck,” I stated. “I wouldn’t have ignored this for the world.” eventually we arrived on the major front to what defined itself as Camp III. It used to be effortless to determine why this was once a brickworks; the entire position was once enclosed via an incredible brick wall approximately 3 meters high,.