Sunday, December 6, 2020

Germania: A Novel of Nazi Berlin by Harald Gilbers


There is a serial killer of  women in Berlin.  One of the Nazi's comes after Oppenheimer.   He used to be a cop in the Berlin police department and had a good record.   Now they want him to find the killer...

Thomas Dunne Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has beeen published and you can get a copy now.

This is a fascinating story.  Richard is happy to help them find the killer, but he's a Jew and he has to be careful.  He's only alive because he married a woman that was not Jewish.  The man he's working with protects him as well as he can.

The women are mutilated and as it goes on, the killer is cutting their arms off and taking them with him.

Richard works hard on the case and comes up with a suspect. It's hard to do your job when you are constantly being bombed.

The first man they brought in is not the killer but the Nazi's get a confession out of him through torture and then they kill him.

Richard is still going after the real killer.  The man had killed before and was in jail but when Hitler took over, he pardoned him.  He's very elusive.

Richard has to worry about his wife, too.  He's leaving her alone while he hunts and it's dangerous in Berlin.

You get an upclose look at the Nazi's.  Someone else's life means nothing to them. 

Richard finds the killer but the killer isn't going down easy.  The man he's working with has been given orders to kill him once the case is closed.  Will the Nazi do it?

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