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Then We Take Berlin

(2013)
(The first book in the Joe Wilderness series)
A novel by

 
 
Joe Wilderness is a World War II orphan, a condition that he thinks excuses him from common morality. Cat burglar, card sharp, and Cockney wide boy, the last thing he wants is to get drafted. But, in 1946, he finds himself in the Royal Air Force, facing a stretch in military prison...when along comes Lt Colonel Burne-Jones to tell him MI6 has better use for his talents.

Posted to occupied Berlin, interrogating ex-Nazis, and burgling the odd apartment for MI6, Wilderness finds himself with time on his hands and the devil making work. He falls in with Frank, a US Army captain, with Eddie, a British artilleryman, and with Yuri, a major in the NKVD, and, together, they lift the black market scam to a new level. Coffee never tasted so sweet. And he falls for Nell Breakheart, a German girl who has witnessed the worst that Germany could do and is driven by all the scruples that Wilderness lacks.

Fifteen years later, June 1963. Wilderness is free-lance and down on his luck. A gumshoe scraping by on divorce cases. Frank is a big shot on Madison Avenue, cooking up one last Berlin scam...for which he needs Wilderness once more. Only now they're not smuggling coffee, they're smuggling people. And Nell? Nell is on the staff of West Berlin's mayor Willy Brandt, planning for the state visit of the most powerful man in the world: "Ich bin ein Berliner!"

Then We Take Berlin is a gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller - a moving story of espionage and war, and people caught up in the most tumultuous events of the 21st century.

Genre: Thriller    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-4104-6509-8 / 978-1-4104-6509-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Joe Wilderness Series)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-612-4 / 978-1-61185-612-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-8021-2196-9 / 978-0-8021-2196-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-8021-2276-0 / 978-0-8021-2276-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Joe Wilderness Series)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-565-9 / 978-1-61185-565-4 (USA edition)
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-572-1 / 978-1-61185-572-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5436-6656-6 / 978-1-5436-6656-4
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-78433-137-6 / 978-1-78433-137-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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July 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-85735-984-3 / 978-0-85735-984-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Joe Wilderness Series Book 1)
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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