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★★★★★ "Exceptional!  The settings and descriptions are vivid and real.  The author is a master of making the reader want to know what happens next.”

    -Karen Black, Author of Code of Conduct


 ★★★★★  "This story was captivating.  A good history lesson as well as a good read.  You get out of one tension-filled event only to have another start almost immediately.”

   -USN Captain Terry Badger, Author of The Saga of HS-6

★★★★★ Excellent. Top notch both as a thriller and a good guide to history of its times. Sympathetic characters in believable situations.

    -Jean Barber, Goodreads Reviewer


★★★★★ Good story -- compelling plot -- realistic spycraft from the cold war era.

    -Code Toad, Amazon Reviewer






  • # 13 on Amazon's Best Sellers List for New Releases in Historical Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Fiction in 2018

  • Over 5500 copies sold 

  • ★★★★★ 4.38 out of 5 Stars with 104 ratings and 23 reviews on Goodreads

  • ★★★★★ 4.1 out of 5 stars with 43 customer ratings on Amazon

Summary of

The Berlin Tunnel--

A Cold War Thriller

Published in October 2018 by Acorn Press 

During the Cold War, a tunnel was built by British MI-6 and the CIA from the American Sector of West Berlin into East Berlin; it allowed the allies to tap into a buried communications cable  and successfully intercepted and exploited communications between the Warsaw Pact countries and  Russia. Shortly after it became operation, the Russians "discovered" it. The Berlin Tunnel--A Cold War Thriller is fictional account of how a second tunnel might have been built into East Berlin before, during, and after the closing of the Berlin Wall and the Berlin Crisis in 1961.

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In the height of the Cold War, American Air Force Captain Robert Kerr finds himself in a divided Berlin awash with spies who move freely between the East and West. His task—build a TOP SECRET tunnel under the River Spree into East Berlin—tap into highly classified communications links between civilian and military leaders in Russia and the Warsaw Pact countries.

Love couldn’t have found him at a worse time.


Soon after he arrives, Robert falls for a German girl, Anna Fischer. Nasty East German Secret Police harass them both constantly, intent on determining what Robert and his work crew are doing in Berlin, but it’s Anna who gets caught in the crossfire.

The wall is closed, trapping 18 million East Germans including Anna’s entire family behind the Iron Curtain. As the world holds its collective breath over the Berlin Crisis, Robert and Anna fight for their lives as they attempt to free her family.

  • THE BERLIN TUNNEL--A COLD WAR THRILLER is available in HARDBACK and PAPERBACK from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

  • It is also available in EBOOK form from Kindle, Nook, Apple, Google Play, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, and Playster.

  • An AUDIO BOOK version performance recorded by Daniel F. Purcell is now available from Audible, Apple I-Tunes and Amazon

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