“This fast-paced, entertaining spy thriller moves among Moscow, Paris, London and Berlin, and features a Cold War blend of sex, violence and betrayal.”

Globe and Mail

“Dialogue crackles off the page.”

Montreal Review of Books

“An intelligent spy thriller, THE KREMLIN BETRAYAL was impossible to put down. Berger has pulled off the difficult task of plausibly imagining how history might have been."

Tod Hoffman, former officer in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and author of ‘Le Carré's Landscape’ and ‘The Spy Within.’

"A great read! From the first page, ‘The Kremlin Betrayal’ grabs you and pulls you in to a fusion of shadowy intrigue, edgy suspense and unerring contextual authenticity. Rivals the best of Le Carré or Forsyth."

Anthony Horton, author of acclaimed thriller ‘Animal Instincts.’

AN intelligent thriller

Joseph Stalin was arguably the world's bloodiest dictator, killing up to 30 million of his own Soviet people. After three decades in power, he finally died in 1953 – but was it from natural causes or assassination by his own ministers? Even now, historians debate the point.

Set in divided post-war Europe, ‘The Kremlin Betrayal’ is a fine sequel to ‘The Berlin Dossier,’ yet stands as a highly readable novel in its own right.

The protagonist is once again the scruffy, savvy Canadian expatriate, Edmund Albert Schaeffer, a world-weary hack journalist. When he meets up with his pre-war Berlin flame, Katharina Vollbrecht, he discovers she's now an operative for the Gehlen Organization – the real-life West German intelligence agency which was paid by the CIA to spy on the Soviets, even as it harboured ex members of the Nazi SS.

Inevitably, he's drawn in to the plot to kill Stalin by a combination of incentive and longing despite the consequences.

Available at:

Amazon: Canada

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Also published in Rumanian