Zoo Sta­tion

David Down­ing
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By – March 23, 2012
It is 1939 in Berlin and British expa­tri­ate jour­nal­ist John Rus­sell is try­ing to make a liv­ing as a free­lancer. He keeps a low pro­file so that he can stay close to his Ger­man girl­friend, an actress, and his young son. When a mys­te­ri­ous Russ­ian approach­es him, ask­ing that he write arti­cles for Prav­da prais­ing the Nazi regime to pre­pare the Sovi­ets for a nonag­gres­sion pact with Hitler, he goes along but con­tacts the British con­sulate and becomes an infor­mant. John now finds him­self deep in the web of inter­na­tion­al espi­onage. The sto­ry of how he extri­cates him­self and man­ages to sur­vive will keep read­ers turn­ing pages. This saga of a qui­et man and his hero­ic acts is a fast-mov­ing thriller that will appeal to those who enjoy a good spy story.
Bill Bren­nan is an inde­pen­dent schol­ar and enter­tain­er based in Las Vegas. Bren­nan has taught lit­er­a­ture and the human­i­ties at Prince­ton and The Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go. He holds degrees from Yale, Prince­ton, and Northwestern.

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