Alex Gerlis was born in Lincolnshire in the UK. He was a journalist with the BBC for nearly 30 years before leaving in 2011 to become a full time author. 'The Berlin Spies' is the fourth book in his Spies series. 'The Best of Our Spies' was published in December 2012, followed by 'The Swiss Spy' (June 2015) and 'Vienna Spies' (April 2017). All the books are factually based & carefully researched espionage novels set in Europe during the Second World War and, in the case of 'The Berlin Spies', the Cold War. By the end of 2018 the books had sold some 140,000 copies and have frequently featured as Amazon best sellers. Alex is married with two daughters and lives in west London. To contact the author or find out more about his work please visit www.alexgerlis.com or 'Alex Gerlis Author' on Facebook. He is @alex_gerlis on Twitter.
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