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A man without breath : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr, (electronic resource)

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A man without breath : a Bernie Gunther novel
Title
A man without breath
Title remainder
a Bernie Gunther novel
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kerr
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. To the Wehrmacht, such proof will soften the reality of its own war crimes in the eyes of the victors. For Goebbels, such proof could turn the tide of war by destroying the Alliance, cutting Russia off from its western supply lines. Both parties agree that the ensuing investigation must be overseen by a professional trained in sifting evidence and interrogating witnesses. Anything that smells of incompetence or tampering will defeat their purposes. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched to Smolensk, where truth is as much a victim of war as those poor dead Polish officers. Smolensk, March, 1943. Army Group Center is an enclave of Prussian aristocrats who have owned the Wehrmacht almost as long as they have owned their baronial estates, an officer class whose families have been intermarrying for generations. The wisecracking, rough-edged Gunther is not a good fit. He is, after all, a Berlin bull. But he has a far bigger concern than sharp elbows and supercilious stares, for somewhere in this mix is a cunning and savage killer who has left a trail of bloody victims. This is no psycho case. This is a man with motive enough to kill and skills enough to leave no trace of himself. Bad luck that in this war zone, such skills are two-a-penny. Somehow Bernie must put a face to this killer before he puts an end to Bernie
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Kerr, Philip
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6061.E784
LC item number
M35 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
Series statement
Bernie Gunther novel
Series volume
9
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  • Gunther, Bernhard (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
Target audience
adult
Label
A man without breath : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr, (electronic resource)
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"A Marian Wood book."
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101621097
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
807370FA-8287-442E-BF0B-911CFEB705CE
System control number
  • (TLC)erc0000179317
  • 1075900
Label
A man without breath : a Bernie Gunther novel, Philip Kerr, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101621097
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
807370FA-8287-442E-BF0B-911CFEB705CE
System control number
  • (TLC)erc0000179317
  • 1075900

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