It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. Bernie never forgets a face, especially when it belongs to a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands; among them a woman Bernie loved. Bernie has a score to settle with Hennig....
©2016 Thynker, Ltd (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
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"Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers [...] the kind of detail that brings the past to life." ( Sunday Times)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 13-08-16

OK but not great

Been a big fan of all Mr Kerr's Bernie Gunter series but this book lacked the suspense and the thriller aspect of many of his previous books and seemed to document rambling camp conversations with Somerset Maugham which to be frank were a little dull and not sure who this book would suit lost on me though

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5 out of 5 stars
By Austin McGarry on 18-04-16

Bernie stronger than ever.

Fewer Nazis than usual but more than made up for with a whole cast of real life characters and events. I thoroughly enjoyed Gunther"s eleventh outing. Perhaps more than any previous Gunther novel, some knowledge of Bernie's past certainly adds to the enjoyment.

Jeff Harding's reading was, as ever superb. Harding is Gunther !!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Clive Byerley on 22-05-16

Vintage Gunther!

This time set on the south of France Bernie tangles with former Nazis and current spies. Yes there's a woman and deceit, tension and violence but a superb performance and masterly plotting ensures freshness and a gripping episode in this ongoing Bernie Gunther saga. Highly recommended.

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