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Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936

3 Ratings: 1.7
A book by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver'sGarden of Beastsintroduces anti-hero Paul Schumann, a notorious rubout man for the New York Mafia known for his cold and professional approach to his job. But the jig is up when he is duped by high-ranking feds who give him a choice--prison … see full wiki

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Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
3 reviews about Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936
review by . October 29, 2005
Awful is the one-word description I'd apply to this novel. My feeling is that Mr. Deaver engaged in a bit of research (bibliography supplied in the book), made a stack of 3 x 5 cards and then added some more to fill out his "plot." Plot is actually a misnomer. This novel is nothing more than a series of events, miracles often, grafted one upon anoher.     Paul Schumann is a free-lance murderer in New York City. He fancies himself as a good guy because he kills bad guys. Trapped …
review by . August 30, 2004
I finished up Jeffery Deaver's latest last night... Garden Of Beasts. While I didn't like it as much as his Lincoln Rhyme series, it was still not bad.     The story is set in Berlin 1936, right before the Olympics. Hitler has a member of his cabinet, Reinhard Ernst, who is planning the secret rearmament of Germany. A small group of influential Americans want him stopped, so they offer Paul Schumann, a German-American hit man with a conscience, a chance to avoid prison and get …
review by . August 13, 2004
There are many reasons to recommend Jeffrey Deaver's, "Garden of Beasts," the first among them being it is a good story, well told.    Mr. Deaver has taken a few fictionalized days in the history of the real, mixed compelling characters and events, forced us to confront both the malign and altruistic workings of the human heart, and the corruption of an entire nation - quite a weighty accomplishment.    "Garden of Beasts," is a cat-and-mouse page turner pitting …
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