From Eileen Effrat
Author: David Downing
Berlin Station Series : Zoo Station, Silesian Station, Stettin Station, Potsdam Station: For a top notch historical suspense series set in Berlin during the Third Reich, search no further. Filled with rich historical detail, fans of Phillip Kerr, Alan Furst, Pierre Frei , and Rebecca Cantrell will not be disappointed. John Russell, an Anglo-American journalist is smart and resourceful. The first in the series, Zoo Station, begins just prior to Hitler’s takeover and the latest sequel ends in April 1945 as the Russians conquer Berlin in Potsdam Station.
Through the years as circumstances change, he plays amateur spy for the Americans, Germans, Russians and British to help his German family , Jews, socialists, communists, and others persecuted by the Nazi regime. The writing is fast paced with a biting, sarcastic wit.