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Then We Take Berlin

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

 
 
“A stylish spy thriller” of postwar Berlin—the first in a thrilling new series from the acclaimed author of the Inspector Troy Novels (TheNew York Times Book Review).
 
John Wilfrid Holderness—aka Joe Wilderness—was a young Cockney cardsharp surviving the London Blitz before he started crisscrossing war-torn Europe as an MI6 agent. With the war over, he’s become a “free-agent gumshoe” weathering Cold War fears and hard-luck times. But now he’s being drawn back into the secret ops business when an ex-CIA agent asks him to spearhead one last venture: smuggle a vulnerable woman out of East Berlin.
 
Arriving in Germany, Wilderness soon discovers he’s being played as a pawn in a deadly game of atomic proportions. To survive, he must follow a serpentine trail through his own past, into the confidence of an unexpected lover, and go dangerously deep into a black market scam the likes of which Berlin has never seen.
 
The author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy Novels, “Lawton’s gift for atmosphere, memorable characters and intelligent plotting has been compared to John le Carré. . . . Never mind the comparisons—Lawton can stand up on his own, and
Then We Take Berlin is a gem” (The Seattle Times).
 
“[The Joe Wilderness novels] are meticulously researched, tautly plotted, historical thrillers in the mold of . . . Alan Furst, Phillip Kerr, Eric Ambler, David Downing and Joseph Kanon.” —
The Wall Street Journal
 
“[It] will thrill readers with an interest in WWII and the early Cold War era.” —
Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“A wonderfully complex and nuanced thriller.” —
Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Thriller

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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (The Joe Wilderness Novels, 1)
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November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Then We Take Berlin: A Joel Wilderness Novel (The Joe Wilderness Novels, 1)
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Joe Wilderness series, 1)
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November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Then We Take Berlin
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ISBN: 1-978604-93-9 / 978-1-978604-93-3
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November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Then We Take Berlin (Joe Wilderness Series Book 1)
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Title: Then We Take Berlin: A Novel (Joe Wilderness Book 1)
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