Stettin Station

Stettin Station

Large Print - 2011
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It is November 1941. John Russell is still living in Berlin, still enabled to stay by the American passport inherited from his mother, and still tied to the increasingly dangerous city by his love for two Berliners: his 13-year-old son, Paul, and his actress girlfriend, Effi.
Publisher: 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780750533317
Branch Call Number: LT DOWN

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tirjan
Aug 20, 2017

This is a follow-on of Downing's Zoo Station set in 1941 Berlin and Central Europe. The plot thickens as British correspondent, John Russell, uncovers the Nazi "final solution" plans. The problem is how to get the information out to the Allies, and perhaps to get the US to do more than allowing American corporations make more money via Lend Lease and continue selling to the Axis through their German affiliates.
John is conflicted. He has lived in Germany for years, has a German ex-wife, son and a German girlfriend, Effi, who happens to be a successful and easliy recognized movies German star. John and Effi struggle against the all odds to get out of Germany before the Gestapo makes it impossible. Great drama, good description of central Europe under the Nazis and the dread of living in a police state.
Well written.

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maipenrai
Dec 11, 2016

(The third book in the John Russell series)

hania4987 Jan 21, 2014

This is the 3rd installment of John Russell's ongoing struggles. In this story he finds himself in an increasingly complicated situation. "In reality he had done nothing to help Nazi Germany and several things to impede it, but the number of people who could actually testify to that fact were decidedly thin on the ground. If all of them dropped dead before the war's end he would have some difficult explaining to do."

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jenzbooks
Jun 07, 2012

This story, while compelling, has been done and therefore seems boring. I kept hoping for something new, but the new parts seemed to be the teachy bits about who did what to whom and where. I found the low-key pace too slow to hold my interest and the characters never really came alive to me.

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