David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell "Station" series, set in WWII Berlin, as well as four WWI espionage novels in the Jack McColl series and the thriller The Red Eagles. He lives with his wife, an American acupuncturist, in Guildford, England.
Praise for Wedding Station
-Booklist, Starred Review
Praise for the John Russell Thrillers
"Epic in scope, Mr. Downing's 'Station' cycle creates a fictional universe rich with a historian's expertise but rendered with literary style and heart."
-The Wall Street Journal
"Downing adroitly elucidates the morass that was post-World War II geopolitics without dumbing it down . . . One can only marvel at his talent for infusing such a rangy cast of characters with nuance and soul."
-The New York Times Book Review
"A beautifully crafted and compelling thriller with a heart-stopping ending as John Russell learns the personal faces of good and evil. An unforgettable read."
Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series
"Downing is one of a trio of exceptional writers (Philip Kerr and Alan Furst being the other two) who have managed to re-create a time and place when much of the world seemed to have gone temporarily mad."
-The Denver Post
"There's nothing better than a well-written WWII thriller. Alan Furst continues to prove it, and now Downing has shown he can produce that creepy sense of paranoia along with the best of them."
-Rocky Mountain News