Leaving Berlin

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100135452
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781442370005
Narrator/s: Corey Brill
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From the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage-called a "fast-moving thinking man's thriller" by The Wall Street Journal-comes a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment-to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder? Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Joseph Kanon's new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.

Author(s): Joseph Kanon
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2015

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Author(s): Joseph Kanon
Narrator(s): Corey Brill
Product Number DD16794
Released: Mar 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781442371958
Author(s): Joseph Kanon
Product Number EB00582060
Released: Mar 03, 2015
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781476704661

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