The Second Son

The Second Son

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Having lost his elder son to the Nazi regime and forced out of the police for his half-Jewish heritage, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner desperately searches for his younger son, who went missing upon the outbreak of civil war in Spain.

McMillan Palgrave
An Intriguing Historical Thriller Set in the Barcelona of the Spanish Civil War
On the eve of Hitler’s Olympics, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner, a half Jew, has been forced out of the Kriminalpolizei. Luckily, Hoffner’s focus is elsewhere. His son Georg is missing in Spain, swept up in the sudden outbreak of the civil war. He has already lost Sascha, his elder son, who is fully entrenched in the Nazi regime. But Georg is not what he appears to be, and when Hoffner discovers this, he is determined to save the one son he can.
The Second Son is the eagerly awaited final installment in Jonathan Rabb’s Berlin trilogy, set between the two world wars. InHarper’s Magazine, John Leonard called the first, Rosa, “a ghostly noir that could have been conspired at by Raymond Chandler and André Malraux.” The second,Shadow and Light (2009), garnered rave reviews—in The Washington Post, Wendy Smith praised its “atmosphere” and “brilliantly plotted narrative.” Now, nearly ten years after the events ofShadow and Light, Hoffner finds himself tossed into the chaos that is Spain— where he quickly meets anarchists, Soviet and British secret agents, and a female doctor called Mila Pera—as he follows a trail of clues left by Georg.
In the spirit of Joseph Kanon and Alan Furst—whose Foreign Correspondent also took place in the mountains of Spain—Rabb delivers another atmospheric work, rich with his storytelling talent and historical expertise.


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On the Eve of Hitler's Olympics, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner is forced out of the Kriminalpolizei because he is a half Jew. Hoffner is not surprised given the rise of Nazism, and anyway his focus is elsewhere. His son Georg is missing in Spain, sweptup in the sudden outbreak of the civil war. He has already lost Sascha, his elder son, to the Nazi regime. But Georg is not what he appears to be, and when Hoffner discovers this, he is determined to save the one son he can.
Having lost his elder son to the Nazi regime and forced out of the Kriminalpolizei for his half-Jewish heritage, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner desperately searches for his younger son, who went missing upon the outbreak of civil war in Spain and who hides dangerous secrets. By the author of Shadow and Light.

Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374299132
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY RAB
Characteristics: 294 p. :,map ;,24 cm.

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