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Metropolis

A Bernie Gunther Novel: Book #14
By Philip Kerr
Narrated by John Lee / 11 hours 12 minutes

"[Metropolis is] a perfect goodbye--and first hello--to its hero...Bernie Gunther has, at last, come home."--Washington Post

New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad.


Summer, 1928. Berlin, a city where nothing is verboten.

In the night streets, political gangs wander, looking for fights. Daylight reveals a beleaguered populace barely recovering from the postwar inflation, often jobless, reeling from the reparations imposed by the victors. At central police HQ, the Murder Commission has its hands full. A killer is on the loose and though he scatters many clues, each is a dead end. It's almost as if he is taunting the cops. Meanwhile, the press is having a field day.

This is what Bernie Gunther finds on his first day with the Murder Commisson. He's been taken on beacuse the people at the top have noticed him--they think he has the makings of a first-rate detective. But not just yet. Right now, he has to listen and learn.

Metropolis, completed just before Philip Kerr's untimely death, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr's signature character, Bernhard Genther, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department. In many ways, it is Bernie's origin story and, as Kerr's last novel, it is also, alas, his end.

Metropolis is also a tour of a city in chaos: of its seedy sideshows and sex clubs, of the underground gangs that run its rackets, and its bewildered citizens--the lost, the homeless, the abandoned. It is Berlin as it edges toward the new world order that Hitler will soo usher in. And Bernie? He's a quick study and he's learning a lot. Including, to his chagrin, that when push comes to shove, he isn't much better than the gangsters in doing whatever her must to get what he wants.

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A Bernie Gunther Novel Series


March Violets
March Violets
Philip Kerr
The Pale Criminal
The Pale Criminal
Philip Kerr
A German Requiem
A German Requiem
Philip Kerr
The One from the Other
The One from the Other
Philip Kerr
The Lady from Zagreb
The Lady from Zagreb
Philip Kerr
The Other Side of Silence
The Other Side of Silence
Philip Kerr
Prussian Blue
Prussian Blue
Philip Kerr
Greeks Bearing Gifts
Greeks Bearing Gifts
Philip Kerr
Metropolis
Metropolis
Philip Kerr
Author
Narrator John Lee
ISBN 9781984840639
Length 11 hours 12 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #29,874 Overall
Genre rank #1,453 in Historical Fiction

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