Saturday, May 30, 2015
Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
Kanon triumphs again with another thriller set in Berlin in the aftermath of the end of World War II. Alex Meier, a Jewish writer, who fled Germany after being imprisoned by the Nazis returns to the Soviet occupied sector after being subject to congressional investigation for alleged Communist ties. Meier is soon drawn into a web of espionage and people from his past that put his life in danger. Kanon does a great job of evoking a sense of place for this turning point in history.