Hardback Published on: 18/03/2021
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Berlin, December 1939 As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets. When a young woman is found brutally murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense pressure to solve the case, swiftly. Treated with suspicion by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line - for disloyalty is a death sentence. The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke's worst fears. He must uncover the truth before evil strikes again. As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere - and the warring factions of the Reich can be as deadly as a killer stalking the streets...

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472258540
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 671g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 38 mm

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Crime thriller set in 1939 Berlin
An exciting crime thriller set in 1939 Berlin. Shortly before Christmas a woman is found raped and murdered next to a city railway line. The victim is a f... READ MORE
Graeme Lynch
Blackout by Simon Scarrow
I read this book via Pigeonhole over 14 days in March and it was an excellent book about a serial killer during the Second World War in Germany. It isn’t ... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
This book combined two of my favourite genres, thriller and Second World War and it was a compelling read from the very first page. Set in Berlin at the be... READ MORE
Annette Librarian
Superb thriller set in Nazi Germany.
As an ardent fan of Simon Scarrows books set in Roman times , I knew that his storyline would be enthralling and riveting and I was definitely not wrong !!... READ MORE
Richard Forbes
Fast Paced & Enjoyable
I was really interested in reading this as I've read some other books by the author and the premise of a murder investigation in the Third Reich really int... READ MORE
Justin Sarginson