What if the Berlin Wall never fell ...
The Box Set of the East Berlin Series, including:
Stealing The FutureThoughts Are FreeSpectre At The Feast
and a tour of some of the scenes in the East Berlin Series
'The brilliance of Stealing The Future lies in its honest portrayal of the struggle to keep alive the dream of freedom, justice and equality.' New Internationalist
'A compelling re-imagining of East Germany's peaceful revolution in 1989—exploring what might have been. Fiona Rintoul, author of The Leipzig Affair
1. Stealing The Future
1993. After forty years of communist rule it's time for change: participatory democracy, citizen's movements and de-centralization are part of a new political landscape in East Berlin. But when a politician's crushed body is found a constitutional crisis erupts.
Ex-dissident Martin Grobe turns detective and his investigations point towards the Stasi, the KGB and the West Germans—has he uncovered a putsch against the new GDR, or is it just a conspiracy to murder?
2. Thoughts Are Free
1994: Life isn't easy in the GDR
Fascist skinheads roam the streets of East Berlin, the country is divided by a referendum.
With the start of the East German revolution in 1989 Martin Grobe switched from opposing the state to working for the state. Four years later, the GDR is in turmoil: in a city ravaged by politics and economic meltdown it's up to Martin to make the dreamers of 1989 face up to hard reality.
But when an ex-Stasi agent goes undercover on a mission against the fascists, events begin to spiral out of Martin's control.
3. Spectre At The Feast
East Berlin, Summer 1994
In the wake of a divisive referendum, the people of the GDR are struggling to find common ground.
Concerned that populist leader, Klaus Kaminsky, is poised to take power in East Germany, Karo and Martin come together again to defend the grassroots democracy they are helping to build. But as Kaminsky holds rallies across the country, the mood of the people of the GDR begins to change. Can the delicate balance of round tables and workers' councils survive, or will the country be dragged back into the authoritarian rule of the past?
"The Soldiers' Council of the Border Regiment 33 had a meeting this morning. We're on strike."
"You call this being on strike?"
"Yeah, fun isn'
All three books from the East Berlin Series in one handy bundle