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Bernie Gunther, Berlin's hardest-boiled private eye, returns in this his latest outing. Moving the plot from pre-war Germany to the dangers of Argentina in 1950 and the post-war world of Hitler's most notorious war criminals, Kerr yet again delivers a powerful, compelling thriller. Posing as an escaping Nazi war criminal Bernie Gunther arrives in Buenos Aires and, having revealed his real identity to the local chief of police, discovers that his reputation as a detective goes before him. A young girl has been murdered in peculiarly gruesome circumstances that strongly resemble Bernie's final case as a homicide detective with the Berlin police during the dog days of the Weimar Republic. A case he had failed to solve. Circumstances lead the chief of police in Buenos Aires to suppose that the murderer may be one of several thousand ex-Nazis who have fetched up in Argentina since 1945. And, therefore, who better than Bernie Gunther to help him track that murderer down? Reluctantly Bernie agrees to help the police and discovers much more than he, or even they, bargained for. Redolent with atmosphere and featuring compelling portraits of real characters, such as Eva and Juan Peron, Adolf Eichmann, and Otto Skorzeny, this novel ends up asking some highly provocative questions about the true extent of Argentina's Nazi collaboration and anti-Semitism under the Perons.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If it is told with authority, it is an astounding account of complete corruption and total abuse of power.Published 2 days ago by Anthony Kirwan
Bernie Gunther continues his investigations, both in Germany and Argentina, in the ,50s starting with the gruesome murder of a young girl. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Product as described and arrived well within the promised delivery periodPublished 2 months ago by Mr. J. Mann
This was the first novel with Bernie Gunther as the hero. Will purchase others without a doubt.The intense atmosphere of mistrust,was portrayed really wellPublished 3 months ago by L. Travis
This, the fifth in the Bernie Gunther series of detective novels, continues the winning formula established by author Philip Kerr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. R. Brandon