The Inconvenient German
by Peter Steiner

Willi Geismeier is proving to be a headache for the Nazis yet again as leader of the Flower Gang – a secret organisation helping people flee Germany. But is his cover about to be blown?

1944. Captain Charlie Herder’s plane is shot down in woods near Munich. A week later, he has managed to evade capture by the SS, but for how much longer? As the American pilot desperately tries to make his way to the French border, a huge manhunt ensues.

Former Munich police detective Willi Geismeier is still proving to be a thorn in the side of the Gestapo in his new incarnation as leader of the Flower Gang, a flourishing network of secret operatives helping Jews and others escape Germany. But a catastrophe occurs when the gang’s plan to help Charlie is compromised, and Willi faces a race against time to work out how their scheme was derailed if he and his operatives are to stand a chance of surviving the war . . .


“Smashing . . . Put this series in the hands of Philip Kerr fans”


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“Steiner nicely dramatizes the politics of early Weimar Germany. Readers will welcome Geismeier’s further adventures”

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“Impressive . . . A precisely written, carefully plotted novel, all the more dramatic for its understated tone”

Booklist on The Good Cop

“Steiner writes with crisp prose, using just a few crucial sentences to set a scene and unfurl the action . . . He does an excellent job of developing our empathy for each of the principal characters”

Historical Novel Society on The Good Cop

Peter Steiner

Peter Steiner is the author of the critically acclaimed Louis Morgon series of crime novels. He is also a cartoonist for The New Yorker and is the creator of one of the most famous cartoons of the technological age which prompted the adage, ‘On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.’

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