I continue to enjoy the series starring John Russell and Effi; Downing has the most thorough knowledge of pre and post WWII Germany, Poland, Austria and Europe in general of almost any author. He's definitely in the same class as Helen MacInnes who stood alone in her era.

I particularly appreciated the writer's description of Vienna post war, the trains running, the antisemitism alive in Austria, Poland and the Eastern Alps and the description of the Haganah running the illegal passage of Jewish adults and orphan children into Palestine.

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