The Pale House

The Pale House

Book - 2014
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"As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield. German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has just been reassigned to the Feldjaegerkorps-a new branch of the military police with far-reaching powers. His position separates him from the friends and allies he has made in the last two years, including a circle of fellow dissenting Germans who formed a rough resistance cell against the Nazis. And he needs them now more than ever. While retreating through Yugoslavia with the rest of the army, Reinhardt witnesses a massacre of civilians by the dreaded Ustaše-only to discover there is more to the incident than anyone believes. When five mutilated bodies turn up, Reinhardt knows the stakes are growing more important-and more dangerous. As his investigation begins to draw the attention of those in power, Reinhardt's friends and associates are made to suffer. But as he desperately tries to uncover the truth, his own past with the Ustaše threatens his efforts. Because when it comes to death and betrayal, some people have long memories. And they remember Reinhardt all too well. And now, Reinhardt will have to fight them once more"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425263068
Call Number: MCCALLIN
Characteristics: 365 pages ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Civilians in war -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
War crimes investigation -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Yugoslavia -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- General.
FICTION -- Historical.
FICTION -- Thrillers.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Fiction.
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) -- History -- Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Thrillers.
Historical fiction
War fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.


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Jan 16, 2015

This is the second book in the Gregor Reinhardt series. Reinhardt, ex-Berlin police detective, now a World War II German military intelligence officer, finds himself back in Sarajevo in 1944 to investigate the deaths of 3 Feldjaeger officers in a secluded wood. Along the way, he runs into old enemies who remember his previous trip to Bosnia. Even in a warm, lighted room, you could feel the cold, dark, hopeless atmosphere and the Balkan ethnic conflicts as the German Army retreats westward.


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