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  1. says:

    Masaryk Sta­tion by David Down­ing is the last novel in the John Rus­sell series The story takes place in the chaotic time in 1948 Berlin when the city was divided in the post war eraJohn Rus­sell is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist liv­ing in Berlin for a long time Even though he was linked to the Com­mu­nist Party he is involved in spy­ing for the Amer­i­cans and the Rus­sians try­ing to keep his fam­ily secure and

  2. says:

    This is the last in the Station series and I'm already thinking that I've been a bit harsh in only giving it three stars but I'm stic

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    Russell wondered how much easier his life would have been if he'd just done as he was told Why hadn't he? What had made him the pain in the ass others thought him? p179A sense of ethics evidently Post war Berlin is a regulated chaos as loyalties are tested and the shifting fallout takes its ruthless toll In the interim between the last book to facilitate their formal adoption of Rosa Russell and Effie have m

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  5. says:

    This is number 5 in Downing's 'John Russell and Effi Koenen series'and for fans of the first 4 it won't disappoint The series tracks the adventures of a British American journalist and expat living in Berlin and his German actress girlfriend

  6. says:

    I am so sorry to see this series end but in the process I have been impressed with David Downing's ability to create a continuing cast of chara

  7. says:

    Berlin Prague and Belgrade are not a lot of fun to live in after WWII John Russell double agent working for the Soviets and the Americans spends most of his time trying to figure out how to accomplish his missions for both of them and extricate himself from working for either of them He just wants to keep his wife and his daughter

  8. says:

    Those of you that follow me know I have read every book in the John Russel series I started to think after the last installment Lehrtet Station that Mr Downing was running out of plots for Russel This book was very good from the history standpoint again which is what drew me to this series in the first place But that being said this should be the end I would think Also I must say that my impressions of neutrality politic

  9. says:

    The sixth and final volume in the John Russell series all named after German train stations This last volume puts the hero in Berlin a couple of years after the war and just before the Berlin airlift I liked this series for bringing up lesser known parts of history in Eastern Europe Once again Russell is caught between his Russian and America

  10. says:

    The last of this 'Station' series by David Downing As enjoyable and informative as the preceding 5 stories His writing style always appeals to me I look forward to reading something else by Downing in the future

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’s German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviet forces who occupy half the city and whose legacy of violence has ripped apart many families John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double agency is discovered by either As tensions between the great powers esca. This is number 5 in Downing s John Russell and Effi Koenen series and for fans of the first 4 it won t disappoint The series tracks the adventures of a British American journalist and expat living in Berlin and his German actress girlfriend from their pre war days in Nazi Germany through the war years and finally to this book which takes place in 1948 and which is billed as the final installment of the series though to be honest I m not convinced Downing doesn t still have another one up his sleeve The premise of this book as well as the other 4 is engaging Initially stuck in Germany because his ex wife and son are there as well as his current girlfriend Russell ends up being recruited by the Americans and the Russians to spy for their respective countries using his journalist credentials as a cover Each thinks he s a double agent on their side and during the war the Germans recruit him as well assuming he ll do their bidding above the others How Russell manages to juggle all his masters yet stay relatively true to his moral center keeps the reader interestedAlong with the well paced plots and engaging lead characters Downing s background descriptions of life in Berlin as well as a few other European cities before during and after the war are a major portion of the hold these books have on the reader The details and descriptions are skillfully written and help bring the story to life as well as cause the book s atmospherics to linger in the reader s memory even after the story is doneThis time Russell and Koenen are trying to survive in the American sector of the divided city while being unwillingly drawn into Russian intrigues Russell realizes the only way to put his clandestine past behind him and be truly free is to find some information so dangerous to the Russians cause that they ll leave him alone for fear of its revelation How Russell manages this and makes it work is a fine way to wrap up the series although this reader would still like some Dictionary Of Dreams ripped apart many families John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double agency is discovered by either As tensions between the great powers esca. This is number 5 in Downing s John Russell and Effi Koenen series and for fans of the first 4 it won t disappoint The series tracks the adventures of a British American journalist and expat living in Berlin and his German actress girlfriend from their pre war days in Nazi Germany through the war years and finally to this book which takes place in 1948 and which is billed as the final installment of the series though to be honest I m not convinced Downing doesn t still have another one up his sleeve The premise of this book as well as the other 4 is engaging Initially stuck in Germany because his ex wife and son are there as well as his current girlfriend Russell ends up being The Love of a Latino recruited by the Americans and the Russians to spy for their Other Days, Other Eyes respective countries using his journalist credentials as a cover Each thinks he s a double agent on their side and during the war the Germans Deception Island recruit him as well assuming he ll do their bidding above the others How Russell manages to juggle all his masters yet stay The Family relatively true to his moral center keeps the The First Partition of Poland reader interestedAlong with the well paced plots and engaging lead characters Downing s background descriptions of life in Berlin as well as a few other European cities before during and after the war are a major portion of the hold these books have on the The Hero of Varay reader The details and descriptions are skillfully written and help bring the story to life as well as cause the book s atmospherics to linger in the Blackmailed By Daddy realizes the only way to put his clandestine past behind him and be truly free is to find some information so dangerous to the Russians cause that they ll leave him alone for fear of its उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] revelation How Russell manages this and makes it work is a fine way to wrap up the series although this Cock Tales reader would still like some

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Late each passing day makes Russell’s position treacherous He and his Soviet liaison Shchepkin seek out one final operation one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on but one way or the other it will be his last. Berlin Prague and Belgrade are not a lot of fun to live in after WWII John Russell double agent working for the Soviets and the Americans spends most of his time trying to figure out how to accomplish his missions for both of them and extricate himself from working for either of them He just wants to keep his wife and his daughter safeI have not read the earlier books in this series and I do think that would have helped with understanding the relationships between the characters but I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller anyway Having spent a little time in Eastern Europe this felt very realistic If you re a student of WWII or the Cold War this book is an interesting novel about the time as those two are intersecting The settings feel real the characters dilemmas and emotions feel real the secret agencies on both sides feel real I would place David Downing in the top rank of spy novel writers and he became one of my favorites with this bookThis received this book through Goodreads giveaways and I was excited to have the opportunity to read it Hour of the Beast read the earlier books in this series and I do think that would have helped with understanding the Dictionary Of Dreams relationships between the characters but I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller anyway Having spent a little time in Eastern Europe this felt very The Love of a Latino realistic If you Other Days, Other Eyes re a student of WWII or the Cold War this book is an interesting novel about the time as those two are intersecting The settings feel Deception Island real the characters dilemmas and emotions feel The Family real the secret agencies on both sides feel The First Partition of Poland real I would place David Downing in the top The Hero of Varay rank of spy novel writers and he became one of my favorites with this bookThis Blackmailed By Daddy read it

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Berlin 1948 Still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins the city has become the cockpit of a new Cold War The legacies of the war have become entangled in the new Soviet American conflict creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties a paradise for spies As spring unfolds a Western withdrawal looks increasingly likely Berlin. Russell wondered how much easier his life would have been if he d just done as he was told Why hadn t he What had made him the pain in the ass others thought him p179A sense of ethics evidently Post war Berlin is a regulated chaos as loyalties are tested and the shifting fallout takes its ruthless toll In the interim between the last book to facilitate their formal adoption of Rosa Russell and Effie have married and attempted to restore some sort of normalcy to their lives When the new normal includes city wide electrical outages transportation issues and food issues not to mention sudden disappearances and murder life becomes almost intolerableHe should be glad to be alive he thought but the feeling was beyond him p157Life was a risky business and one needed wisdom about which risks to take p269When you are a triple agent you don t always have the luxury of a choice When you are married to a triple agent you might pick up some habits that put your choices at riskIn this last volume of the series DD attempts with his meticulous attention to detail to wrap it all up Problem is it won t be wrapped up tidily and there s no bow that could disguise the rough edges and some glaring editorial glitches With it s unsavoury opening scene and it s unsettling thread my enjoyment of this volume was seriously challenged Why were people so stupid Did they really think that bravery always went hand in hand with virtue p238Overall however I am grateful for DD s perceptive and gripping series and the broadening of my perspective I will wait patiently for him to realize it isn t actually complete and give us