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The Arms Maker of Berlin

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848947283

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 24th June 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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A ruthless arms billionaire and a disgraced history professor share a terrible secret. Nat Turnbull is dragged abruptly from his quiet academic life when his former mentor Professor Gordon Wolfe is arrested for stealing top secret archive documents dating back to the Second World War. Coerced into examining the archives for the FBI, Nat finds intriguing references both to Wolfe’s activities in an Allied intelligence office in Switzerland during the war, and to a mysterious student resistance group in Berlin known as the White Rose. Following Wolfe’s cryptic clues to Europe, soon Nat is in a desperate race to unlock the truth, before it gets him killed.


Fesperman is the closest thing America has to John le Carré, a writer of great elegance and sophistication whose novels are as topical as they are compelling. In a market saturated by factory-made thrillers, Fesperman stands out as a spy novelist of the highest quality.
Charles Cumming
'Stylish, thoughtful and satisfying'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'Fesperman focuses on Switzerland and Germany and the wartime intrigues of the White Rose student movement, which dared to speak out against Hitler, as he crafts a tale of love, war and betrayal'
<i>West Australian</i>
'It goes without saying that Fesperman is a master of orchestrating tension - but he is equally good at characterising his vulnerable, conflicted protagonists'
<i>Daily Express</i> on THE AMATEUR SPY
A superb spy thriller worthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett...darkly imaginative...draws a dramatic portrait
A terrific novel of intrigue, duplicity and death in the shadow of the Khyber Pass...Fesperman is that rare journalist who is also a gifted novelist...first-rate
<i>Washington Post</i> on THE WARLORD'S SON
'An absorbing novel with some provocative commentary on America's war on terror'
Susannah Yager, <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> on THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO