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Lehrter Station

(2012)
(The fifth book in the John Russell series)
A novel by

 
 
Paris, November 1945. John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf - assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party - and that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell's livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he'll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It's a lose-lose situation.

Shchepkin admits that his own survival now depends on his ability to utilize Russell. The only way out for the two of them is to make a deal with the Americans. If they can come up with something the Americans want or need badly enough, then perhaps Russell will be forgiven for handing German atomic secrets over to Moscow and Shchepkin might be offered the sort of sanctuary that also safeguards the lives of his wife and daughter in Moscow. Every decision Russell makes now is a dangerous one.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for David Downing's Lehrter Station

Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lehrter Station: A John Russell WWII Thriller (A John Russell WWII Spy Thriller)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-61695-074-9 / 978-1-61695-074-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lehrter Station (John Russell)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-61695-220-2 / 978-1-61695-220-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lehrter Station (John Russell 5)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-908699-15-9 / 978-1-908699-15-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lehrter Station (John Russell 5)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-906964-75-0 / 978-1-906964-75-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Lehrter Station (The John Russell Series)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 1-72133-274-X / 978-1-72133-274-8
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lehrter Station: A John Russell WW II Novel, Book 5
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lehrter Station (A John Russell Wwii Novel)
Author(s): David Downing
ISBN: 0-7927-8438-3 / 978-0-7927-8438-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lehrter Station: A John Russell WWII Thriller (John Russell series Book 5)
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lehrter Station (John Russell series Book 5)
Author(s): David Downing
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU