Tears of Innocence, by Bill Rapp

Tears of Innocence, Bill Rapp, Cold War, Thriller
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ISBN: 97819418990943
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Tears of Innocence, by Bill Rapp

In the autumn of 1945 Karl Baier, a young American military officer, arrives in a devastated Berlin, the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down, debrief, and, in some cases, resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine.

He is not alone, however, as America’s allies during the war have become competitors in the search for Germany’s scientific and industrial elite. Baier soon finds himself romantically involved with a local woman whose husband disappeared on the eastern front, a woman whose husband shares Baier’s name. The young American agrees to help find news of her husband’s fate, which she uses to draw him into a story of deceit, romance, and missing treasure. Soon Baier becomes the hunted as much as the hunter. Baier’s quest takes him from the ruins of Berlin to Greece, Bavaria, and Lisbon, the heart of European espionage and main escape route during the war, as he searches for answers to a mystery that stretches back into the German occupation, the chaotic final days of the war, and into an uncertain future. Baier will have to learn who his true friends are, whom he can trust, and whether it is safe to love a woman whose history he can only begin to understand.

Bill Rapp began his professional life as an academic, teaching European History at Iowa State University. A graduate of Notre Dame (B.A.), The University of Toronto (M.A.) and Vanderbilt (Ph. D.), Bill has always been particularly intrigued by German history, but the last 35 years working for the U. S. Government has broadened his perspective to all of Europe and much of the Middle East.  His career has taken him around the world, including to Berlin as the Wall fell and Germany was reunified.  Bill Rapp’s books include the mystery novels Angel in Black, A Pale Rain,  Burning Altars, Berlin Breakdown, Tears of Innocence, and The Hapsburg Variation, and he is a proud member of The Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and The International Association of Crime Writers.


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