Title:                  The Berlin Deception

Author:                Jeffrey Vanke

Vanke, Jeffrey (2011). The Berlin Deception

OCLC:    783311929

Date Updated: April 16, 2015

I downloaded this book from Kindle. I suspect it is self published but it’s worth a read. I got it while in Germany, in Berlin in fact. Many of the place names were familiar to me.

John Becker is hot on the trail of Hitler’s fatal weakness. The Gestapo is closing in. On foot, by train, even on water, Becker is running and gunning for his life … and for the world. Hitler’s Third Reich is rearming and planning for war. Churchill wants to stop him, but only Becker’s report can reverse the British mood of appeasement. Cornered by the Gestapo, desperate to save his German collaborator Maria, Becker has mere days to ward off double disaster.

From what information I have, this book is self published by a professor of European history. It lacks the top-level writing I would expect from a professional writer but at least the facts are correct. It is somewhat predictable, even when the author introduces twists and turns. They are not shocks, but “Ah, yeah, I expected that” kind of moments.

It’s fun to read. I bought the book while in Berlin, and visited several of the places mentioned in the book. Vanke did a good job, but not an exceptional one.

The book is published by its author. Finding it means going to amazon.com for Kindle Books.


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