A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

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A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

by Philip Kerr

Penguin Books | March 25, 2014 | Trade Paperback

3 out of 5 rating. 1 Reviews
The New York Times–bestselling author of Prague Fatale and Field Gray is “in a league with John le Carré" (The Washington Post)

Berlin, March 1943. A month has passed since Stalingrad and morale is low. Then Berlin learns of a Red massacre of Polish troops near Smolensk. In a rare instance of agreement, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched. In Smolensk, Prussian aristocrats look down at the wise-cracking Berlin bull. But Bernie doesn't care about fitting in. He only wants to uncover the identity of a savage killer—before becoming a victim himself.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143125133

ISBN - 13: 9780143125136

Found in: Suspense

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A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

by Philip Kerr

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143125133

ISBN - 13: 9780143125136

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Prague Fatale and Field Gray is “in a league with John le Carré" (The Washington Post)

Berlin, March 1943. A month has passed since Stalingrad and morale is low. Then Berlin learns of a Red massacre of Polish troops near Smolensk. In a rare instance of agreement, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched. In Smolensk, Prussian aristocrats look down at the wise-cracking Berlin bull. But Bernie doesn't care about fitting in. He only wants to uncover the identity of a savage killer—before becoming a victim himself.

About the Author

Philip Kerr is the New York Times–bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther series. He is also the author (as P. B. Kerr) of the young adult series Children of the Lamp. He lives in London.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Man Without Breath   “This is the most intelligent brand of crime fiction, and there is moral complexity here in spades.”— The Daily Beast   “An engrossing story.”— South Florida Sun-Sentinel   “ A Man Without Breath is a masterful accomplishment that delivers a gripping mystery wrapped around meticulously researched history…It brings the deadly past to life.”— The Arizona Republic “By the time we have reached the 465th and final page we have had not only a stirring novel of World War II, but a deep immersion into the war’s history. Let’s hear it for a Gunther Novel No. 10!”— Express Milwaukee “Kerr just keeps raising the ante with this series. And this is the best book yet.”— Dayton Daily News   “One of these days World War II will come to an end, and then how will we manage without Bernie Gunther, the cynical Berlin cop who has somehow contrived to stay alive and retain some vestige of personal integrity in Philip Kerr’s harrowing historical thrillers?”— The New York Times Book Review   “This ninth Bernie Gunther tale (after Prague Fatale ) focuses on two months of 1943, mixing real-life characters with fictional ones. Kerr’s historical knowledge and writing skills merge these elements seamlessly in a gripping story of murder, but it is Bernie who holds it all together even as he questions the a
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