Berlin, 1934. The assignment: bring home Sara Potter before she wrecks her career by starring in a Nazi propaganda film. Detective Michael Temple finds Berlin is a city where everyone has multiple agendas and hidden motivations. Eventually what will count are consequences of love, the aftermath of deceit and the price of freedom. More
In 1934 talented Germans - including Marlene Dietrich - have begun to flee the Third Reich. Yet Sara Potter, an American actress, has gone to Germany to star in what turns out to be a propaganda film. Why? Paramount boss, Adolph Zukor sends detective Michael Temple to bring Potter home before she tarnishes her career. Although the book unfolds like a thriller and provides a who-done-it to unravel, at the heart of the story are national rivalries, Nazi rivalries, moral dilemmas, and family mysteries. From high society to the unwashed, and from Nazi bigwigs to the opposition, the book vividly portrays Berlin during the months Hitler solidified his hold on power. While questions about morality, duty, honor, and loyalty abound, ask yourself this. How far would you go to save a loved one?