David Downing is a contemporary British author of mystery novels and nonfiction. His works have been reviewed by Publishers Weekly, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is known for his "convincing" depiction of World War II and Berlin, probably due to his studies and familiarity with the subject.
He has written a series of espionage thrillers, based around Anglo-American character John Russell exploring Germany in the 1940s. They are known as "The Station Series" because they are all named after train stations, mostly in Berlin. It concluded in June 2013 after six novels with Masaryk Station.
Jack of Spies, the first novel in a new series set before, during and after World War I