Field Gray

Field Gray

Book - 2011
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It's 1954 and Bernie finds himself flown back to Berlin to work for the French or hang for murder. Bernie's job is simple: to meet and greet POWs returning from Germany and snag one Edgard de Boudel, a French war criminal and member of the French SS. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him -- in a way he could never have foreseen.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2011.
ISBN: 9780399157417
0399157417
Branch Call Number: [MYST] FIC/KERR
Characteristics: 435 p. ; 24 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The seventh book in the Bernie Gunther series)

Brilliant writing and thought provoking. How does a 20something male in Nazi Germany stay alive despite his objections to the Nazi regime. A bit too many brutal torture scenes for my taste but,l as others have said, very well wroth the struggle to read this excellent book

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emerge
Aug 02, 2011

I found this a long, slow read. Kept at it & found the end rewarding but not sure even it was worth the hard slog to get there.

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Tamster72
Jul 14, 2011

I agree with Margaret Cannon, how will this end? Kerr has created yet another compelling installment in the life of Bernie Gunther. Since Berlin Noir I have been hooked on this series and Kerr still manages to throw in a surprise or two. I feel like I've known Bernie all my life and I dread his final case, if there is one.

debwalker May 07, 2011

"How and when does a brilliant author end a great series? Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes and then had to resurrect him. Agatha Christie gave Hercule Poirot a final case and a quiet demise. Recently, Henning Mankell finished his marvellous Kurt Wallander run with one devastating sentence. That brings us to Field Grey, Philip Kerr’s seventh novel starring Berlin cop Bernie Gunther. For the past three novels, all set in the postwar world, Bernie has been on the run, in hiding, scratching by. He’s 58, a survivor of two world wars and countless conspiracies. In Field Grey, Kerr’s darkest and most complex Gunther book, we find him alone, lonely and forced, in the most graphic way, to face his personal and political pasts."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail May 6 2011

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