Dead Ground

By Gerald Seymour
Read by Simon Vance

12.92 Hours 03/13/2000 unabridged
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One frozen night in Germany, Tracy Barnes witnesses the killing of her lover by the secret police. Years later, when the Wall has crumbled and old enemies are new friends, Tracy encounters the murderer and plans to make him pay. But in a country still at war with itself, Tracy finds that she is being played as a pawn in a far bigger game of revenge that reaches all the way to Moscow. Crackling with suspense and finely realized characters, Dead Ground floodlights a chilling East Germany at the end of the Cold War, exposing some uncomfortable truths behind one of recent history’s most important political transitions. This is spy fiction at its best: a mission of revenge, a haunting love story, and a chilling tale.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

One frozen night in Germany, Tracy Barnes witnesses the killing of her lover by the secret police. Years later, when the Wall has crumbled and old enemies are new friends, Tracy encounters the murderer and plans to make him pay. But in a country still at war with itself, Tracy finds that she is being played as a pawn in a far bigger game of revenge that reaches all the way to Moscow.

Crackling with suspense and finely realized characters, Dead Ground floodlights a chilling East Germany at the end of the Cold War, exposing some uncomfortable truths behind one of recent history’s most important political transitions. This is spy fiction at its best: a mission of revenge, a haunting love story, and a chilling tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fast-moving mixture of chase and cat-and-mouse, set against the brilliantly observed forlorn, chilly corner of Germany…brings off the intricate scheming with complete conviction.” Publishers Weekly
“Gerald Seymour is the smartest writer of international thrillers in the business…With Dead Ground, Gerald Seymour has found an innovative way to resurface the resentments and atrocities of the Cold War.” Amazon.com Reviews
“Robert Whitfield superbly performs this exciting spy novel…Whitfield’s subtle shadings of tone, cadence, and inflection artistically reveal the rich subtleties that Gerald Seymour has woven into this fine book.” AudioFile
“A sticky web of complicity and betrayal reminiscent of John le Carré at his best…Robert Whitfield excels at providing a wide range of accents and voices, especially the world-weariness of the no-nonsense investigator pursuing Tracy and Josh. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“A dark novel filled with well-drawn characters doing evil things in the name of political expediency.” Booklist
“Seymour’s punchy plotting and vile people work to create a gripping tale of nasty post-Cold War complicity.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Gerald Seymour

Gerald Seymour spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter, covering the Vietnam War, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany’s Red Army, Italy’s Red Brigades, and Palestinian groups. He is the author of seventeen novels, including the bestseller Harry’s Game. He lives in Bath, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English