Get A Quiet Flame: A Bernie Gunther Novel PDF

By Philip Kerr

ISBN-10: 0143116487

ISBN-13: 9780143116486

Bernie Gunther returns to path a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires

whilst he brought Bernie Gunther within the unique Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr instantly demonstrated himself as a mystery author on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have received him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame unearths Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, the place he- falsely accused of Nazi struggle crimes-has been provided a brand new existence and a fresh passport by way of the Perón executive. however the difficult, fast-talking detective doesn't have the luxurious of laying low whilst a serial killer- whose crimes may perhaps succeed in again to Berlin ahead of the war-is mutilating younger women. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historic aspect, A Quiet Flame is between Kerr's most sensible paintings but.

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Half the time he did not know whether the pilot had been hit, in which case he was on a one-way trip. Then, after the pull-out, struggling against the effects of grey-out, he was expected to note the effect of the bombs, while keeping a sharp eye open for enemy fighters, ready to repel a heavily armed assailant with what was little more than a peashooter! Ju 87 gunners not only earned their flying pay, but also the few Knight's Crosses that came their way. Shortly before the outbreak of war, Stukas were involved in a training disaster.

It was a feature of the early Luftwaffe that many bomber commanders were quite elderly by combat standards. In fact, KG 4, more by luck than judgement, had cut things remarkably fine. At Waalhaven, hardly had the bombing by II/KG 4 ceased than paratroops were dropping to take the airfield. This was one of five airfield operations on the day in which bombing preceded an air landing. Only two of these were successful, and part of an effort to secure bridges over the Maas (Meuse) river in Rotterdam.

The result was a gaggle of Stukas homeward-bound perhaps only a few feet above the unforgiving land or sea. There were two chances of survival. The first lay in pouring on the coals and trying to get to the front of the gaggle, where the aircraft would be protected by those astern. The second lay in a hard break into the direction of the attack to give the most difficult highdeflection-angle shot possible to the fighter. This did not always work. Radio operators/gunners sometimes felt that they were little more than body armour for the pilot: they would stop bullets aimed for him!

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