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Summary Greeks Bearing Gifts í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Μόναχο 1957O Μπέρνι Γκούντερ εργάζεται με ψευδώνυμο ως πραγματογνώμονας σε μεγάλη ασφαλιστική εταιρία Οι εργοδότες του του αναθέτουν μια αποστολή? Εβραίων της Θεσσαλονίκης και της υφαρπαγής της περιουσίας τουςΚαθώς η Ευρώπη μοιάζει έτοιμη να ακολουθήσει ένα κοινό μέλλον με τη Γερμανία σύμμαχο και όχι εχθρό της τουλάχιστον ένα άτομο στην Ελλάδα δεν δείχνει διατεθειμένο ούτε να ξεχάσει ούτε να συγχωρέσει Ακόμη και ο ίδιος ο Μπέρνι πιστεύει ότι ο άνθρωπος αυτός μπορεί να έχει δίκιο. The news of Philip Kerr's death on 23 March 2018 made reading 'Greeks Bearing Gifts' bitter sweet A new Bernie Gunther novel is always cause for celebration however the knowledge that 'Greeks Bearing Gifts' is the penultimate novel is very sad 'Greeks Bearing Gifts' ends with Bernie considering the tantalising prospect of working to capture Nazi war criminals From mid October 2016 through to early January 2017 I read all eleven of the Bernie Gunther series In March 2017 'Prussian Blue' a 12th instalment arrived and then in April 2018 this book Whilst there are rich rewards for any reader who has followed Bernie throughout the 13 novels 'Greeks Bearing Gifts can also be enjoyed as a stand alone novel That said I'd strongly recommend reading all the books in order'Greeks Bearing Gifts picks up in 1957 exactly where 'Prussian Blue' left off with Bernie living in Munich and working in a hospital morgue Before long Bernie is embroiled in a murder plot which eventually results in him working for a leading German insurance company The bulk of the novel takes place in Greece where Bernie has to investigate an insurance claim on a sunken ship As usual Bernie is drawn inexorably back to the dark history of the Second World War and in this instance the deportation of the Jews of Salonika now Thessaloniki in 1943'Greeks Bearing Gifts' is a long and convoluted tale and not up there with the best in the series however even slightly below par Gunther is still wonderful As always Philip Kerr finishes by explaining a bit about the real historical characters who populate the novel I'm very sad that this is the penultimate Bernie Gunther book as there was still plenty mileage left in the series Still according to The Guardian Philip Kerr delivered a final novel in the detective series before he died which will be published in 2019355

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Μόναχο 1957O Μπέρνι Γκούντερ εργάζεται με ψευδώνυμο ως πραγματογνώμονας σε μεγάλη ασφαλιστική εταιρία Οι εργοδότες του του αναθέτουν μια αποστολή που δεν είναι τόσο απλή όσο φαίνεται να ταξιδέψει στην Αθήνα και να διερευνήσει την υπόθεση ενός ναυαγίου που συνέβη στα ελληνικά ύδαταΣτην Αθήνα ο Γκούντερ συναντά τον ιδιοκτήτη του πλοίου κα. As many of you may be aware of Philip Kerr passed away too soon at 62 recently It is with regret and sadness that I say RIP Philip Kerr who has written one of my all time favourite historical series In this the 13th of the Bernie Gunther series Bernie has acuired a new identity of Christof Ganz and is working as a mortuary attendant in Munich 1957 He is pining for Berlin his home but knows it is beyond his reach behind the Iron Curtain He is recognised by a corrupt cop who sees an opportunity to get Bernie involved in dastardly deeds that include murder This leads to Bernie being employed as a insurance claims investigator at Munich RE which suits him well as once again he takes on the mantle of detective and sniffs out lies and deception saving the company from paying out huge sums Soon he is sent out to Athens Greece to look at a claim for The Doris a ship that sinks into the sea made by the owner Siegried Witzel a man whose story is so full of holes and carries a gun New winds are sweeping Europe Germany may well have lost the war but is rebuilding and emerging in its new role of economic powerhouse as it wins the peace to govern Europe in the new alliance of nations through the soon to be EEC We learn of the horrors perpetrated on Greece by the Nazi occupation and the SS spearheaded move to ensure the 60 000 Jews meet horrifying ends in Salonika as Gunther is once again taken back to the Second World War and its repercussions in his new job Greece is seeking reparations from Germany but are weak politically relying on Germany to open the way to their joining the EEC However there are those who haven't forgotten what the Nazis did and are looking for vengeance and justice Witzel and a lawyer are murdered in a manner that harks back to the MO of a specific Nazi in the war Gunther finds himself a German detective strong armed by a Greek detective to solve the murder of a German in a world where honesty is a joke as once again he slams into betrayal secrets lies deceptions and the behind scenes political machinations of the past and the present in Germany and GreeceGunther is a man uncomfortable with the amnesia being adopted by the German government and its people with regard to its recent history Names are changed and new identities acuired in efforts to distance people from their actions and any sense of responsibility He may have initially been a reluctant investigator into the death of Witzel but as time passes his conscience pushes him along the path of redemption and atonement for the war crimes committed by his country and its people There is a part of him that agrees with the vengeance for Nazi horrors as he sees the past being swept under the carpet and any concept of justice swallowed up by the realpolitick of the new Europe Gunther is a man energised by the need to play a part in the future to ensure the darkness of history is not all forgotten A fantastic addition to a stellar series with the incorruptible and battered Gunther once again facing the conseuences of the war in his job as a claims investigator I am uncertain if this is the last in the series an obituary I read suggests Kerr was copy editing a new novel Have just heard uercus confirm that Metropolis another Bernie Gunther novel is in the pipeline A brilliant and outstanding read which I recommend highly Many thanks to uercus for an ARC

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Greeks Bearing Giftsι πρώην στρατιώτη της Βέρμαχτ Ζίγκφριντ Βίτσελ Όταν ο Βίτσελ δολοφονείται ο Γκούντερ ερευνά τα αίτια του θανάτου του και οδηγείται σε μια υπόθεση που εκκρεμεί από τα χρόνια της ΚατοχήςΓια μία ακόμη φορά ο φημισμένος ήρωας του Φίλιπ Κερ βυθίζεται στη σκοτεινή ιστορία του Β’ Παγκόσμιου πολέμου και ειδικότερα στο έγκλημα της εξόντωσης τω?. I was rather worried that when I went into Greeks Bearing Gifts by the late author Philip Kerr that it would be aimed at a male audience with a plot line that I may struggle with I needn't have worried as the story is written with the intention of suiting both male and females readers and a with a plot that was very easy to understand In fact before we even got to the main plot event there were a couple of threads that were particularly intriguing and this really piued my interest for what was to comeI was very taken with the character Bernie Gunther and was surprised at how uickly I became engrossed with him He is a dry witty and extremely likeable person who in this installment of the series is working for Munich RE as an insurance loss adjustor under the new identity of Christof Ganz Set in 1957 a lot of the German political and historical facts passed me by and I did struggle with the foreign names but it didn't affect my overall enjoyment of the story The Greek setting was very atmospheric and the references to Greek mythology I found very interestingI understand there are uite a few books in the Gunther series this being the 13th but this was my first foray into them and sadly the last in the series I believe due to Kerr's death earlier this year and I can uite honestly say it won't be my last With a character like Bernie Gunther and an author as talented as Philip Kerr you're guaranteed a decent read and I'd happily recommend this book the series and the writer4 stars