Posted By trish on June 21, 2012
• Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: Harper (July 10, 2012)
August 1936: The eyes of the world are on Berlin, where Adolf Hitler is using the Olympic Games to showcase his powerful new regime. Cynical British journalist Richard Denham knows that the carefully staged spectacle masks the Nazis’ ruthless brutality, and he’s determined to report the truth.
Sparks fly when the seasoned newspaperman meets the beautiful and rebellious American socialite Eleanor Emerson. A superb athlete whose brash behavior got her expelled from the U.S. Olympic swim team, Eleanor is now covering the games as a celebrity columnist for newspapers in the States. While Berlin welcomes the world, the Nazi capital becomes a terrifying place for Richard and Eleanor. Their chance encounter at a reception thrown by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels leads them into the center of a treacherous game involving the Gestapo and the British Secret Intelligence Service. At stake: a mysterious dossier that threatens to destroy the leadership of the Third Reich.
Drawn together by danger and passion, surrounded by enemies, Richard and Eleanor must pull off a daring plan to survive. But one wrong move could be their last.
Set in America and Europe, David John’s Flight from Berlin is a masterful blend of fact and fiction, drama and suspense. A riveting story of love, courage, and betrayal that culminates in a breathtaking race against the forces of evil, it will keep you spellbound until its thrilling end.
DAVID JOHN was born in Wales. He trained as a lawyer but made his career in publishing, editing popular books on history and science. In 2009 he moved to Germany to write Flight from Berlin. He lives in Seoul, South Korea, where he is researching his second novel.
David’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, July 10th: nomadreader
Wednesday, July 11th: Stephany Writes
Thursday, July 12th: The Year in Books
Wednesday, July 18th: Unabridged Chick
Saturday, July 21st: Doing Dewey
Monday, July 23rd: Bibliosue
Tuesday, July 24th: Paperback Princess
Wednesday, July 25th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, July 26th: Joyfully Retired
Monday, July 30th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Wednesday, August 1st: Oh! Paper Pages
Friday, August 3rd: The House of the Seven Tails
Wednesday, August 8th: My Bookshelf
Saturday, September 8th: “That’s Swell!”