A Novel of the Berlin Airlift, Part I
|Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
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Three years after the end of the Second World War, Europe struggles with rationing, widespread unemployment and a growing Soviet threat. Hitler’s former capital lies ruined under the joint control of wartime allies bitterly at odds. With the currency worthless, the population lives on hand-outs or turns to drugs, crime and prostitution.
In the centre of the vortex, a German-Jew confronts the ghosts of his slaughtered family, a victim of Russian sexual abuse struggles to regain her self-esteem, a disabled veteran seeks work, and a female air traffic controller balances work and single-parenting. When former RAF officers and a woman pilot form an air ambulance company, a ray of hope emerges. Then a Soviet fighter brings down a British airliner, and Berlin becomes a flashpoint. World War Three is only a misstep away.
Winner of Silver in the 2023 Readers Favorites Book Awards in the category “Political Thriller”