Book review: Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr
This was my first Philip Kerr/Bernard Gunther novel and I was not disappointed. It’s an entertaining read with plenty of twists and turns. Also of note, while it takes place in Nazi Germany and certainly addresses the atrocities committed during this time, it’s not *all* about the gas chambers and horrors and darkness. Kerr does a great job of incorporating the history, including characters that were really part of that time, and giving the reader a different and intriguing perspective.
I liked the protagonist, Bernard Gunther. I cheered him on throughout the novel, and worried a bit too, when he pushed back on the bad guys who could easily have had him eliminated. And if you’re wondering if you need to read the Gunther books in order, from my experience that does not seem necessary. I dropped into the series at book eight and didn’t feel like I was missing key information. I will read others in the series as well.