Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin  
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin
for the fiftieth anniversary of the first permanent SIGINT collection presence on Teufelsberg, the operational home of Field Station Berlin

Stars and Flags Gold Book Award 2013

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

Berlin Brigade Book of the Month for Summer 2013

The "Book of the Month" for "Summer 2013" at

From T.H.E. Hill, the author of
Voices Under Berlin: The Tale of a Monterey Mary

In a You-Tube video entitled "Report 32: T.H.E. Hill - Teufelsberg Spy Station Berlin," Brendan Jamison, an Irish sculptor behind the Teufelsberg Spy Station Project, says: "It's an absolutely fascinating read."
Brendan Jamison the Irish Sculptor
To watch the video, click on the image of Jamison above.
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Be sure to turn on the captions, because the audio is a little noisy.

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Writing on, in a review entitled "Does a spy ever truly retire?", David Guerra of says: "Going back to Berlin for the character was one thing but T.H.E. Hill takes the reader along for the ride. For those that experienced West Berlin when the wall was up will remember some of the places in the story and when they are described post-Wall it is almost hard to believe the contrast. Having been to Berlin before and after 9 November 1989 the changes are that contrasting that it is almost hard to believe that a wall ever divided the city. Thank you T.H.E. Hill for taking us on that journey with you and your wonderful characters. As for the story, Hill covers the bases again: Love, Lust, Intrigue, Spy -craft, Betrayal, and Justice. However, it was interesting to see how the "bad guy" was found out. I never saw that one coming. I had one brief suspicion but ultimately I was blindsided. As soon as I get back to Berlin, reviewing my old Stasi records, if any, is definitely at the top of my list of things to do. Of course, immediately after a Doner Kebab & Currywurst. Definitely, a must read if you like spy stories or stories of "semi"-retired spies. "

Celia Hayes, writing at PODBRAM says:" Reunification is quite readable, and nicely-plotted: part puzzle, part travelogue, part memoir and part history, with some quite nice turns of phrase, some of which I have quoted here. Mike on setting to work at the archives: ā€œIā€™d worked in the salt mines of bureaucracy long enough to know the coin of the realm, and how to mint it.ā€ For me, the passages which resounded were the melancholy episodes of re-visiting old haunts; just about every base which I served at in the 1970s and 1980s is either closed entirely, re-purposed by the host government or changed beyond all recognition. You cannot go home again, for strangers have taken it over. "

You can read the rest of her insightful review here.

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