Monday 16 September 2013

Kennedy Imperative ( Berlin ) by Leon Berger

The Kennedy Imperative (BOOK 1 OF A TRILOGY: BERLIN 1961)The Kennedy Imperative by Leon Berger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A political spy thriller set in 1960's Berlin, CIA agent Phillip Marsden is caught in the middle of a political stand off, whilst trying to get some answers to his own family issues. The author has cleverly woven historical fact with fiction to present a glimpse of the life in Berlin when the wall was erected, and an brief insight into the Cold War as seen from the Kennedy White House.

Those were dangerous days during the Cold War and Leon Berger has clearly shown how fragile political and international relationships were. This backdrop to the spy element of the story adds all the necessary tension and drama required to make a very good novel.

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