This is the bestselling e-book hit from the author of "The Hanging Shed". Together with "Truth Dare Kill", "The Unquiet Heart" tells the story of Danny McRae, ex-SOE agent in postwar London and Berlin. It's 1946 and Danny McRae is a private detective scraping a living in ration-card London. Eve Copeland, crime reporter, is looking for new angles ...
This is the bestselling e-book hit from the author of "The Hanging Shed". Together with "Truth Dare Kill", "The Unquiet Heart" tells the story of Danny McRae, ex-SOE agent in postwar London and Berlin. It's 1946 and Danny McRae is a private detective scraping a living in ration-card London. Eve Copeland, crime reporter, is looking for new angles to save her career. It's a match made in heaven. Until Eve disappears, a contact dies violently and an old adversary presents Danny with some unpalatable truths. His desperate search for his lover draws him into a web of black marketeers, double agents and assassins, and hurls him into the shattered remains of Berlin, where terrorism and espionage foreshadow the bleak hostilities of the Cold War. And Danny begins to lose sight of the thin line between good and evil. This title is suitable for fans of Philip Kerr, Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre, Stuart MacBride, and, Craig Russell.
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Publishers Weekly, 2008-10-13 Set in post-WWII London and Berlin, Ferris's run-of-the-mill second crime thriller to feature PI Danny McRae (after Truth Dare Kill) finds the former soldier, recently traumatized by a serial killer case, handling routine investigations-for-hire in between sessions with an army psychiatrist. McRae is jolted out of his rut by Eve Copeland, "ace reporter, with nice legs," who offers him steady money if he gives her access to information that will enable her to regain the prominence as a journalist she'd enjoyed during the war when she had to compete with fewer male colleagues. Predictably, McRae finds himself falling for Copeland, who turns out to be a German whose real name is Ava Kaplan. When she disappears, McRae pursues her trail to occupied Berlin. Ferris captures the feel of bleak postwar Europe ("gaps like old women's gums among the warehouses and tenements"), but readers should be prepared for a standard plot and characterization. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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