Prague Fatale (Bernie Gunther, Book 8) by Philip Kerr

By Philip Kerr

September 1941: Bernie Gunther returns from the horrors of the jap entrance to discover his domestic urban of Berlin replaced, and altered for the more severe. The blackout, rationing, the RAF, the S-Bahn assassin and Czech terrorists are all conspiring to make lifestyles very disagreeable. Now again at his previous table on murder in Kripo HQ, Alexanderplatz, Bernie begins to enquire the demise of a Dutch railway employee, whereas beginning whatever - of a completely assorted nature - with an area good-time lady. yet he's obliged to drop every thing while his previous boss, Reinhard Heydrich of the SD, the recent Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia, orders him to Prague to spend a weekend at his kingdom apartment. It's a call for participation Bernie feels he could gladly were spared, particularly whilst he meets his fellow visitors - them all senior loathsome figures within the SS and SD.

The weekend turns bitter shortly whilst a physique is located, in a room that was once locked from the interior. Now the highlight falls on Bernie to teach off his investigative talents and remedy this possible most unlikely secret. If he fails to take action, he understands what's at stake - not just his popularity, but additionally that of Reinhard Heydrich, a guy who doesn't prefer to lose face.

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I drowsed off, and when I woke up, the guy was standing right in front of me! " "It may be a ruse to get us out of the house," Frank said. He and Joe hastily pulled on their parkas and boots. " Rushing outside, the Hardys quickly spotted the intruder's tracks - clear bootprints in the thin layer of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. They followed the trail down the wooded slope. " Joe exclaimed as they reached the shore. Pressing forward, the Hardy boys strained their eyes to peer through the grey dawn mist, but it was not light enough for them to see the fugitive.

Say, have you asked Pete Hagen? " Frank thanked the man and sailed the Seagull in that direction. The boys found Hagan fishing through the ice just beyond his home. He had seen no boy of Johnny's description. As the four companions glided away, Joe said, "This is discouraging. " Frank worked skilfully to keep the vessel close to shore while Biff scanned the woods with his binoculars. "No one's in there," he reported. "Let's hike up that hill," Joe finally suggested, pointing to a section where pine trees grew down to the shoreline of the inlet.

Chet gave a groan. "Good grief! Don't tell me we have to go out and beat the bushes again. " "Guess we all are," Frank said with a wry grin. "But I agree with Joe. " "Check! We sure don't want that creep coming back in the middle of the night to play any dirty tricks on us," Biff pointed out. Chet's plump, ruddy cheeks turned a shade paler at the prospect of another night of ghostly episodes. "Okay, okay," he said hastily. " Pulling on their heavy jackets again, the boys went outdoors to make a thorough search.

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