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Posted September 23, 2013
This author is so enjoyable to read. You need to start with her
This author is so enjoyable to read. You need to start with her first book, follow with the second and then this the third.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The characters are beautifully developed and carried throughout the books.
I just discovered that this genius has a fourth book out and I just bought it
.They are an exciting read.
Posted April 19, 2012
Excellent story that keeps you from wanting to put it down. I highly recommend this series to anyone that likes reading stories that take place in pre-war Berlin. I can't wait for the 4th book to come out this summer!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 28, 2011
An Exciting Espionage Thriller
Count me in too. The third Hannah Vogel novel of life in Hitler's Berlin continues to intrigue as she embarks on yet another thrilling round of espionage. Author Cantrell has created some very memorable characters, and not the least is Lars Lang, who accompanies Hannah throughout much of A Game of Lies. Along with Phillip Kerr's Berlin stories, these novels give the reader as up close and personal a look at Nazi Berlin as one could expect to have. However hard life may be in these economic times, no one will hopefully ever live through what went on in Nazi Germany.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 11, 2011
An exciting espionage thriller
In 1936, the Gestapo still seek crime reporter Hannah Vogel for her kidnapping Anton the young son of the now dead Nazi official Ernst Rohm five years ago (see A Trace of Smoke). However, the deadly secret police have bigger issues than an embarrassment reporter in neutral Switzerland. They need to cleanse the city of any hints of anti Semitism. Thus Vogel easily sneaks in as she has several times over the last five years (see A Night of Long Knives) under the guise this time of Swiss reporter Adelheid Zinsli covering the Olympics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As always when she returns to Germany her contact is her pretend lover SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Lars Lang who's turning increasingly into an alcoholic. As Adelheid she is to meet with her mentor Peter Weill, who has information he needs taken out of the country. Thus when she sees Weill drop dead at the Berlin Stadium, she assumes he was poisoned even if it looks like a heart attack. Not sure whether to trust her "lover" who she hears ugly rumors about, Vogel investigates what she assumes was a homicide while also knowing she must get Weill's information to Switzerland before as she expects the Nazis shut down the borders following the Games completion.
Filled with twists and timely, this exciting espionage thriller occurs while the world enjoys the Berlin Games; preferring to keep their heads in the sand rather than accept the atrocities the Nazis had begun. Vogel is a super heroine who risks her life to raise the warnings about the Nazi war machine while fearing her contact will betray her. Readers will appreciate the aptly named A Game of Lies as the host country dominated the event.