Flight From Berlin

Flight From Berlin

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A world-weary English reporter and a maverick American female Olympian find themselves caught in a lethal game between the Gestapo and British Secret Intelligence Service in David John's spellbinding thriller Flight from Berlin.

While traveling to Berlin on the Hindenburg to cover the 1936 Berlin Olympics, journalist Richard Denham meets socialite Eleanor Emerson, recently expelled from the U.S. swim team.

Richard and Eleanor quickly discover the dark power of Hitler's propaganda machine. Drawn together by danger and passion, Richard and Eleanor become involved in the high-stakes world of international intrigue must pull off a daring plan to survive the treachery of the Third Reich. But one wrong move could be their last.

Flight from Berlin is a riveting story of love, courage, and betrayal that culminates in a breathtaking race against the forces of evil.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062091567
Branch Call Number: F JOH
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm

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Sep 17, 2016

If you're into historical-fiction , this is for you.

Book includes facts about the 1936 Berlin Olympics/Olympiads; Hitler's hysterical amblyopia and the "private life" of Hitler.

Diell Oct 16, 2014

But could've been even better.

wendybird Sep 07, 2012

The first 2/3rds of "Flight..." I found compelling, exciting, interesting. The final portion did bog down a bit, and there were just a few too many coincidences (perhaps that is what drives the WWII thriller genre, though) for easy acceptance. However, a good solid novel that would make a fabulous film in the right hands.
Johns does pin small plot pieces to actual factoids, and describes these in 2 Notes sections. For example, i had no idea that the airship Zepplin's creator was a vocal Nazi critic, and yet - was left alone due to his fame & social status,or that questions about Hitler's sexualtiy have often been raised. I found intriguing enough to do further research.

sprichisky Aug 20, 2012

I really enjoyed this book...it was extremely well written and the mix of fiction and historical events was riveting. Highly recommend it.

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