Synopses & Reviews
In the summer of 1961 just as the Berlin Wall is about to slam shut the last escape route out of Eastern Europe, President Kennedy needs to know what the Soviets are up to, and Blackford Oakes is sent to Germany to get the answers. When Oakes's contact, Henri Tod, turns up missing, Blackford locks horns with East Germany's unscrupulous communist boss.
In this mesmerizing tale of espionage set in 1961 Berlin, Blackford Oakes links up with Henri Tod, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's madness dedicated to preserving freedom in his homeland. When Tod learns of the plans for the Berlin Wall, Oakes knows he must stop Tod from taking action.