Cover of: A quiet flame | Philip Kerr

About the Book

Philip Kerr returns with his best-loved character, Bernie Gunther, in the fifth novel in what is now a series: a tight, twisting, compelling thriller that is firmly rooted in history.A Quiet Flame opens in 1950. Falsely fingered a war criminal, Bernie Gunther has booked passage to Buenos Aires, lured, like the Nazis whose company he has always despised, by promises of a new life and a clean passport from the Peron government. But Bernie doesn’t have the luxury of settling into his new home and lying low. He is soon pressured by the local police into taking on a case in which a girl has turned up dead, gruesomely mutilated, and another—the daughter of a wealthy German banker—has gone missing. Both crimes seem to connect to an unsolved case Bernie worked on back in Berlin in 1932. It’s not so far-fetched that the cases might be linked: after all, the scum of the earth has been washing up on Argentine shores—state-licensed murderers and torturers—so why couldn’t a serial killer be among them?But Argentina, just like Germany, holds terrible secrets within its corrupt halls of power. When beautiful Anna Yagubsky seeks Gunther out, desperate for help, to find out what happened to her Jewish aunt and uncle who have disappeared, he is drawn into a horror story that rivals everything he has tried so hard to leave behind half a world away.

Edition Notes

"A Marian Wood book."

Genre Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 823/.914
Library of Congress PR6061.E784 Q54 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL17049859M
Internet Archive quietflame00kerr
ISBN 13 9780399155307
LC Control Number 2008033847
Library Thing 5023682
Goodreads 6166416

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