Reim series

Reim is a lieutenant in the Ministry for State Security of the GDR. He enjoys his work, he believes he’s good at it.
But it’s not always easy being a Stasi, even for Reim.


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Stasi Vice

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ISBN paperback: 9780993324796
ISBN LARGE PRINT paperback: 9781913125042
ISBN ebook: 9780993324789

For Lieutenant Reim of the Stasi, life in East Berlin is a satisfying blend of days behind a desk and nights in front of a bottle.

But when a senior officer has a messy affair, it falls to Reim to do the clearing up.

It should be a straightforward job. Lean on a few people to get them to shut up. Intimidate neighbours, bribe officials and appeal to the socialist conscience of Party members. But when Reim starts his interrogations, he realises his boss is hiding more than just a lover.

Lieutenant Reim begins to investigate his superior—and what he uncovers puts his own life at risk.

Book 1 of the Reim Series

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ISBN paperback: 9780993324796
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Operation Oskar

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ISBN paperback: 9781913125004
ISBN LARGE PRINT paperback: 9781913125059
ISBN ebook: 9781913125011

Lieutenant Reim of the Stasi is down in the dumps. Literally.

Sent to Schöneiche landfill site on a punishment assignment, Reim soon discovers Soviet soldiers searching the tip for porn, Westerners smuggling cigarettes and a truck driver with something to hide.

Determined to find out more, Reim is soon caught up in a case that takes him over the Berlin Wall to the capitalist West. But when the KGB and the British occupation forces in Berlin take an interest, Reim begins to question whether Operation Oskar is worth risking his life for.

Book 2 of the Reim Series

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ISBN paperback: 9781913125004
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Berlin Centre

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ISBN paperback: 9781913125028
ISBN LARGE PRINT paperback: 9781913125066
ISBN ebook: 9781913125035

When a West German police officer defects to the GDR, he brings news of a mole in the Stasi.

Lieutenant Reim leads the initial inquiry but is unconvinced by the defector’s claims.

As news of the affair spreads through Berlin Centre, Reim is sent to Bonn on a mission to catch a mole he doesn’t want to find – does his reluctance to investigate have anything to do with the secrets he’d prefer remained hidden?

Book 3 of the Reim Series

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Baltic Approach

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ISBN paperback: 9781913125080
ISBN LARGE PRINT paperback: 9781913125103
ISBN ebook: 9781913125097
When the West German, Werner Seiffert, crosses the Berlin Wall to ask for an agent by name, the Stasi want to know why.
Lieutenant Reim is haunted by the deaths of two of his colleagues, but has to leave his ghosts behind when he’s ordered to trace Seiffert.
He follows the trail north to a seaside hotel populated by spies and winter holiday makers, but is the man Reim tracks down the one he was sent to find? And can the West German force the Stasi to re-open a case that Reim had hoped was closed forever?

Book 4 of the Reim Series

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Rostock Connection

Rostock Connection

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Book 5 of the Reim Series
Available summer 2021