The Pale House: A Gregor Reinhardt Novel (Paperback)

A Gregor Reinhardt Novel

By Luke McCallin

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425263068, 365pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

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Description

As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield.

German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has just been reassigned to the Feldjaegerkorps--a new branch of the military police with far-reaching powers. His position separates him from the friends and allies he has made in the last two years, including a circle of fellow dissenting Germans who formed a rough resistance cell against the Nazis. And he needs them now more than ever.

While retreating through Yugoslavia with the rest of the army, Reinhardt witnesses a massacre of civilians by the dreaded Ustae--only to discover there is more to the incident than anyone believes. When five mutilated bodies turn up, Reinhardt knows the stakes are growing more important--and more dangerous.

As his investigation begins to draw the attention of those in power, Reinhardt's friends and associates are made to suffer. But as he desperately tries to uncover the truth, his own past with the Ustae threatens his efforts. Because when it comes to death and betrayal, some people have long memories. And they remember Reinhardt all too well.

And now, Reinhardt will have to fight them once more.


About the Author

Luke McCallin, author of The Man from Berlin, was born in 1972 in Oxford, grew up around the world and has worked with the United Nations as a humanitarian relief worker and peacekeeper in the Caucasus, the Sahel, and the Balkans. His experiences have driven his writing, in which he explores what happens to normal people--those stricken by conflict, by disaster--when they are put under abnormal pressures.


Praise For The Pale House: A Gregor Reinhardt Novel

Praise for The Man from Berlin:

“I’m reminded of Martin Cruz Smith in the way I was transported to a completely different time and culture and then fully immersed in it. An amazing first novel.”—Alex Grecian, author of The Yard and The Black Country

“From page one, Luke McCallin draws the reader into a fascinating world of mystery, intrigue and betrayal.”—Charles Salzberg, author of Devil in the Hole

“Set in 1943 Sarajevo, McCallin’s well-wrought debut…highlights the complexities of trying to be an honest cop under a vicious, corrupt regime…intelligent diversion for WWII crime fans.”—Publishers Weekly

“An extraordinarily nuanced and compelling narrative.”—New York Journal of Books

“Reinhardt’s character is compelling, as complex and conflicted as the powers that surround him.… I look forward to the next Gregor Reinhardt mystery.”—Historical Novel Society

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