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The Berlin Deception (ages 17 and up) [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey Vanke
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Over 80 weeks as a top 100 spy thriller bestseller! John Becker is hot on the trail of Hitler's fatal weakness. The Gestapo is closing in. On foot, by train, even on water, Becker is running and gunning for his life ... and for the world. Hitler's Third Reich is rearming and planning for war. Churchill wants to stop him, but only Becker's report can reverse the British mood of appeasement. Cornered by the Gestapo, desperate to save his German collaborator Maria, Becker has mere days to ward off double disaster....

Appropriate for Ages 17 to Adult. Some language, some violence, adult themes.

About the Author

Jeffrey Vanke writes historical thrillers (The Berlin Deception, 2011), popular history (The Last Wagon West, in the works), scholarly history (Europeanism, 2010), and political analysis. Vanke holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and he lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1037 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating story Jan. 23 2014
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I enjoyed spy novels back in the 1970s and 1980s during the cold war era. The passion for novels of that genre sort of waned in the 1990s. But my interest got revived with all that is going on in the world. Still, the ongoing of that era and before is richer. The Berlin Deception is one of the novels that rekindled my interest for spy novels. Its rich plot, historical perspective, intriguing characters and amazing setting did the job. Disciples of Fortune, and The Key to Rebecca, The Berlin Deception capped my stories of intrigue that I enjoyed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining spy story July 17 2014
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I enjoyed this book greatly. The plot had some unexpected twists which hold your interest. Some of the scenarios are a bit of a stretch, but still entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as anything by Ludlum, Harris or Forsythe Sept. 21 2011
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There are so many disappointing "thrillers" out there it's refreshing to pick up a novel that actually works. The Berlin Deception has intrigue, espionage, a crafty, persistent antagonist, double crosses and for WW2 geeks, lots of references to actual locales and events. This is essentially a "what if?" thriller that sets the action underneath actual historical events. The writing is clean but not facile, so the prose is far more satisfying than most of the popular authors out there (Grisham, Baldacci, Patterson). I compare this book to Ludlum's opus for that reason -- deep layers of fiction wrapped up in complex sentences. I mention Robert Harris for the obvious connection to Fatherland and his other books set during historic events.

I have only one complaint -- the extreme duress our poor hero goes through made me somewhat exhausted, especially near the end. But this is more than balanced by the wordcraft and fun of the book and the complexity of the characters, especially the female lead. For these reasons, and because it's a first novel by a fresh new voice, I'm rating this book five stars. It's worth a read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the berlin deption March 18 2012
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This was the first ebook that I have ever owned and downloaded to my kindle.
I found it was a book that you couldn't put down once you started reading, it took you from one danger point to another with ease.
I am now going to find another book written by the same author, as he has me hooked.
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5.0 out of 5 stars compelling Aug. 6 2011
By Nancy Helen - Published on
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Berlin Deception is well written and compelling. Spy thrillers are not my favorite type of book; however, I was curious about this author's first novel. Once I started Berlin Deception I did not want to put it down. The historical setting description and character development are excellent. I look forward to reading Jeff Vanke's next novel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pre-WWII spy thriller Sept. 20 2012
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John Becker becomes the hunted after being sent to investigate Hitler's intentions of attacking France. Becker, needless to say, risks his life and everyone he comes in contact with when he goes undercover. It is only through the most dedicated and death defying efforts that he is able to gain the information he was sent to uncover. Now all he has to do is get that information to the allies before it is too late. This is a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Berlin Deception Oct. 27 2012
By Lyman A. Carter - Published on
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Well paced and easy to read. Entertaining pre-WWII spy thriller goes by quickly and brings a satisfying but predictable conclusion. Despite the formula approach (with a twist or two, I enjoyed this novel.
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