Lehrter Station: A John Russell WWII Thriller
by David Downing
Review by Linda Marie Schumacher
Soho Crime Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616950743
Date: 08 May 2012 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: Paris, November 1945. John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf—assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party—and that Shchepkin’s own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell’s livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he’ll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It’s a lose-lose situation.
(Source: Soho Crime)