The Swiss Spy

  • by Alex Gerlis
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds that he has even more. From Switzerland he embarks on a series of increasingly perilous missions into Nazi Germany, all while having to cope with different identities and competing spymasters. In March 1941 in Berlin, haunted by a dark episode from his past, he makes a fateful decision, resulting in a dramatic journey to the Swiss frontier with a shocking outcome. The Swiss Spy is set against the real-life backdrop of the top-secret Nazi plans to invade the Soviet Union. The story paints an authentic picture of life inside wartime Europe: the menacing atmosphere, the ever-present danger, and the constant intrigue of the world of espionage.

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Great WWII Espionage Story.

Second Gerlis novel I have listened to. Enjoyed the first and would rate this even better. Great characters and story line. Hope author continues with this genre. Very well read by the narrator. If you like this genre you should not be disappointed.
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- Celt

A spy with human faults

There seems to be a growing genre about sympathetic spies or policemen working in Nazi Germany just before the war. The best of this kind are written by Philip Kerr (the Bernie Gunther series) and Alan Furst whose protagonists are complex and developed. Gerlis's man, Henry Hunter is not of such moral and literary caliber nor is Gerlis's writing the equal of a Kerr or Furst. The Swiss Spy, however is a good read. A reluctant spy blackmailed by the British into spying against the Germans he also finds himself working for the Russians.
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- J.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio