Dead of Night
The stunning new thriller set in wartime Berlin from the author of Blackout: 'A wonderfully compelling thriller, reeking of authenticity, and a terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the Third Reich' Peter James
BERLIN. JANUARY 1940.
After Germany's invasion of Poland, the world is holding its breath and hoping for peace. At home, the Nazi Party's hold on power is absolute.
One freezing night, an SS doctor and his wife return from an evening mingling with their fellow Nazis at the concert hall. By the time the sun rises, the doctor will be lying lifeless in a pool of blood.
Was it murder or suicide? Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is told that under no circumstances should he investigate. The doctor's widow, however, is convinced her husband was the target of a hit. But why would anyone murder an apparently obscure doctor? Compelled to dig deeper, Schenke learns of the mysterious death of a child. The cases seem unconnected, but soon chilling links begin to emerge that point to a terrifying secret.
Even in times of war, under a ruthless regime, there are places in hell no man should ever enter. And Schenke fears he may not return alive . . .
Readers raved about BLACKOUT - Simon Scarrow's first Berlin Wartime Thriller
'Taut and chilling - I was completely gripped' Anthony Horowitz
'A terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the Third Reich' Peter James
'Mesmerising. Nail-biting. Unputdownable' Damien Lewis
Publication date: 14 February 2023
Format: Trade Paperback