The thirteenth book in the Bernie Gunther series of thrillers brings its hero to Athens, 1957, investigating the validity of an insurance claim from a fellow German but suspecting a kind of foul play that recalls the worst events in recent history.
And so Bernie is once again drawn inexorably back to the dark history of the Second World War, and the deportation of the Jews of Salonika – now Thessaloniki. As Europe prepares to move on to a more united future with Germany as a partner rather than an enemy, at least one person in Greece is ready neither to forgive nor forget.
As recommended in the Slightly Foxed podcast, Episode 2: The Oldest Paper in the World.
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