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If the Dead Rise Not (Large Print) (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)

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Publisher Comments:

An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, with storytelling that is fresher and more vivid than ever.

Berlin, 1934: The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad for the city but are facing foreign resistance. Hitler and Avery Brundage, the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, have connived to soft-pedal Nazi anti- Semitism and convince America to participate. Bernie Gunther, now the house detective at an upscale Berlin hotel, is swept into this world of international corruption and dangerous double-dealing, caught between the warring factions of the Nazi apparatus.

Havana, 1954: Batista, aided by the CIA, has just seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is quickly gaining a stranglehold on the city's exploding gaming and prostitution industries. Bernie, who has been unceremoniously kicked out of Buenos Aires, has resurfaced in Cuba with a new life, seemingly one of routine and relative peace. But Bernie discovers that he truly cannot outrun the burden of his past: He soon collides with a vicious killer from his Berlin days, who is mysteriously murdered not long afterward-and an old lover, who may be the murderer.

If the Dead Rise Not is everything fans have come to expect from Philip Kerr: twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, a hang-by-your-thumbs ending, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.

Synopsis:

Berlin, 1934: The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad. Hitler and Avery Brundage have connived to soft-pedal Nazi anti-Semitism and convince America to participate. Bernie Gunther, house detective at a Berlin hotel, is swept into the corruption. Havana, 1954: Batista has seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is gaining a stranglehold on the city. Bernie, who has resurfaced in Cuba, discovers he cannot outrun the burden of his past.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410425911
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Author:
Kerr, Philip
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Reviewers' Choice
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
691
Dimensions:
8.50x5.80x1.30 in. 1.60 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
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If the Dead Rise Not (Large Print) (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
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"Synopsis" by , Berlin, 1934: The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad. Hitler and Avery Brundage have connived to soft-pedal Nazi anti-Semitism and convince America to participate. Bernie Gunther, house detective at a Berlin hotel, is swept into the corruption. Havana, 1954: Batista has seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is gaining a stranglehold on the city. Bernie, who has resurfaced in Cuba, discovers he cannot outrun the burden of his past.
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