The Berlin Assignment

The Berlin Assignment

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February 28th 2024


In the perilous atmosphere of the Cold War, Adam Devon, a civilian pilot, becomes unwittingly embroiled in an MI6 covert operation to extract a Russian missile scientist from Berlin. But there are traitors in the British Establishment passing information to the Russians and as the assignment starts to go wrong Devon becomes trapped in East Germany.


Hannah, Devon’s fiancée and one-time agent for the Israeli Secret Service, leads the mission to rescue him and the rest of the team. However, her best chance of success lies in the hands of the unscrupulous Henry Fitzjohn, a British MP and old RAF rival of Devon’s, who had once sought a relationship with her.


In a race to unmask the traitor and rescue Devon, loyalties are tested and unexpected alliances form. In a world where secrets are currency and danger is ever-present, will love and resilience prevail against all odds?

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Customer reviews

The Berlin Assignment

Iain Bremner

I've really enjoyed reading this book: it has all the elements I enjoy in fiction, being historically informative/respectful of its attempt at accurate portrayal of what life must have been like for all of the characters in this book, as well as plenty of twists/turns along the way. The characters are so plausible/believable and would translate wonderfully to the screen in my opinion. It's lovely to read a book that whisks you away to another time/place but still catches you (regularly) by surprise. There has to be more to come from these characters in further assignments. Keep up the good work Mark and hope there'll be another instalment this time next year!

Fast paced, exciting storyline

Mike D

Mark Butterworth's latest novel, The Berlin Assignment, evokes and brings into sharp focus the treachery, espionage and bravery that became synonymous with countering Soviet socialist hegemony during the Cold War. The book is stylishly written combining as it does a fast paced, exciting storyline with the deepening romantic relationship between the main protagonists Adam and Hannah. Easy to read in one session, but even better if rationed over several days.

Absolutely fabulous . . . !

Adam Elwell

Absolutely fabulous - I couldn't put it down and read it in a couple of days.

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