The Elegant Lie

The Elegant Lie

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NEW BOOK from the author the bestselling INSPECTOR PEKKALA series

The year is 1949. In the bombed-out ruins of Cologne, Hanno Dasch is king. Director of the most successful black market operation in post-war Germany, Dasch has kept his clients supplied with goods so extravagant and rare that they were almost impossible to find even at the height of Germany's conquests. Nobody but Dasch, his enigmatic daughter and the war criminal he keeps as his bodyguard know how he does it. None of this has escaped the attention of Allied Intelligence, who face not only the systemic corruption of a country where everything is in short supply, but the growing threat of Stalin's KGB. Fearing that Dasch will soon expand his business to include dealings with Russia, and invite the further meddling of Russian agents in the west, the CIA sets in motion an undercover operation to infiltrate and, ultimately, destroy Dasch's empire.
A disgraced American Army officer, Nathan Carter, is recruited to approach Dasch and to ingratiate himself with promises of stolen army supplies. As Carter moves further and further into the labyrinth of Dasch's world, it soon becomes clear that the black market ring has already been compromised, but by someone even more dangerous than the Russians...

Author: Sam Eastland
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 02/19/2019
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780571335695

About the Author
Sam Eastland lives in the US and the UK. He is the grandson of a London police detective. Eye of the Red Tsar (Opus), the first in the Inspector Pekkala series, was followed by The Red Coffin and Siberian Red (all published Opus). Sam lives in New Jersey.