Philip Kerr - Prussian Blue: A Bernie Gunther Novel
Unfolding in 1956, Kerr’s twelfth Bernie Gunther mystery starts with the former Berlin homicide detective trying to lie low on the French Riviera. But he’s been tracked down by an old enemy who now heads the East German Stasi and who wants Bernie to assassinate a female agent in London. Bernie flees to Berlin—but not before running into another former comrade, who prompts memories of a murder in 1939 at Hitler’s Obersalzberg retreat. Past and present are intricately tangled, and Kerr, winner of the British Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction, gives Bernie the challenge of a lifetime.