The time is the 1950s, the place is Berlin
Voices Under Berlin: The Tale of a Monterey Mary
The 9539th does to the Secret Cold War
what the 4077th did to the Korean War
Celebrating ten years of on-going reader demand with a special “Tenth Anniversary Edition” that includes ‘bonus materials’.
by T.H.E. Hill
a Field Station Berlin AuthorTeufelsberg
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Hollywood Book Festival Award Winner, Military Writers' Society Book of the Month, Branson Stars & Flags Book Award Winner, Puss Reboots Top 10 Books for 2009, PODBRAM Best Historical Concept, NIEA Book Award

2011 Indie 500 Booklist

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NIEA Book Award Book of the Month January 2013

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The novel is ostensibly set against the backdrop of the Berlin Tunnel (Operation GOLD, covername: PBJOINTLY). The yarn is told from both ends of the tunnel. One end is the story of the Americans who worked the tunnel, and how they fought for a sense of purpose against boredom and the enemy both within and without. This side of the story is told with a pace and a black humor reminiscent of that used by Joseph Heller (Catch-22) and Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H*). The other end of the tunnel is the story of the Russians whose telephone calls the Americans are intercepting. Their end of the tale is told in the unnarrated transcripts of their calls. They are the voices under Berlin.

Writing on his website, Britton calls Voices Under Berlin "a spy novel that breaks all the molds," adding that "in the tradition of Greene and Ambler, 'Voices Under Berlin' contains many literate qualities that make it a work of special consideration, worthy of an audience much broader than that of espionage enthusiasts or those interested in Cold War history. In fact, one indication of the book's quality is that it was among the award winners at the July 2008 Hollywood Book Festival, a very rare honor for a spy novel."

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The author served at Field Station Berlin in the early 1970s, after a tour at Herzo Base. He is a three time graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, the alumni of which are called "Monterey Marys."

Check out T.H.E. Hill's latest novel, The Day Before the Berlin Wall. Released on 9 November 2010, the 21st Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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13 August 2014 marks the Fifty-third Anniversary of the Construction of the Berlin Wall, and the twenty-fifth Anniversay of the Fall of the Wall.
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Hill's new Novel:
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin

Reunification A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin
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Stars and Flags Gold Book Award 2013

Winner of the Stars and Flags Gold Award in the category "General Fiction" for 2013.

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Check out the parallel non-fiction Berlin in … Booklets series that provides the historical background for each of these novels:

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