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Then We Take Berlin

Then We Take Berlin

(2013)
(The first book in the Joe Wilderness series)
A novel by

 
Joe Wilderness is a World War II orphan, a condition that he thinks excuses him from common morality. Cat burglar, card sharp, and Cockney wide boy, the last thing he wants is to get drafted. But in 1946 he finds himself in the Royal Air Force, facing a stretch in military prison . . . when along comes Lt Colonel Burne-Jones to tell him MI6 has better use for his talents.

Posted to occupied Berlin, interrogating ex-Nazis, and burgling the odd apartment for MI6, Wilderness finds himself with time on his hands and the devil making work. He falls in with Frank, a US Army captain, with Eddie, a British artilleryman and with Yuri, a major in the NKVD and together they lift the black market scam to a new level. Coffee never tasted so sweet. And he falls for Nell Breakheart, a German girl who has witnessed the worst that Germany could do and is driven by all the scruples that Wilderness lacks.

Fifteen years later, June 1963. Wilderness is free-lance and down on his luck. A gumshoe scraping by on divorce cases. Frank is a big shot on Madison Avenue, cooking up one last Berlin scam . . . for which he needs Wilderness once more. Only now they're not smuggling coffee, they're smuggling people. And Nell? Nell is on the staff of West Berlin's mayor Willy Brandt, planning for the state visit of the most powerful man in the world: "Ich bin ein Berliner!"

Then We Take Berlin is a gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller - a moving story of espionage and war, and people caught up in the most tumultuous events of the twenty-first century.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : Hardback
Title: Then We Take Berlin (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1410465098 / 9781410465092 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

December 2013 : Hardback
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1611856124 / 9781611856125 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : Hardback
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0802121969 / 9780802121967 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

Paperback Editions

November 2014 : Paperback
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0802122760 / 9780802122766 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

August 2014 : Paperback
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1611855659 / 9781611855654 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2013 : Paperback
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1611855721 / 9781611855722 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

July 2014 : Audio CD
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0857359843 / 9780857359841
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2014 : Audio CD
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1784331376 / 9781784331375 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: B00FF93NO6
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: B00CIWZ8Q4
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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