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Stealing the Future

(The first book in the East Berlin series)
A novel by

#1 Alternative History bestseller on German Amazon

Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer

This "compelling" series (Fiona Rintoul) is set in an East Germany that didn't end in 1990.

1993. After forty years of communist rule it's time for change: participatory democracy, citizen's movements and de-centralization are part of a new political landscape in East Berlin. But when a politician's crushed body is found a constitutional crisis erupts.

Ex-dissident Martin Grobe turns detective and his investigations point towards the Stasi, the KGB and the West Germans—has he uncovered a putsch against the new GDR, or is it just a conspiracy to murder?

Book 1 of the East Berlin Series

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A compelling re-imagining of East Germany’s peaceful revolution in 1989—exploring what might have been. As Europe grapples with the consequences of austerity, this novel poses questions both about the lost chances of 1989, and about how we organise our society—questions that are becoming more relevant with each passing day." - Fiona Rintoul

Used availability for Max Hertzberg's Stealing the Future

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Stealing the Future (Part I of the East Berlin Series)
Author(s): Max Hertzberg
ISBN: 0-9933247-0-3 / 978-0-9933247-0-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wolf Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Stealing the Future: An East German Spy Story (East Berlin Series Book 1)
Author(s): Max Hertzberg
Publisher: Wolf Press
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