A Question of Time

A Cold War Spy Thriller

James Stejskal

The CIA's most valuable spy has been compromised. Only an unconventional secret Army unit has any chance of safely extracting him from East Berlin. The Cold War is about to turn hot.
Publication date:
December 2020
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
The Snake Eater Chronicles
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ISBN : 9781612009032

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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• Fast-paced novel set in the cross-section of intelligence and secret military units in Cold War Berlin
• Written by an author who served in Special Forces and the CIA for nearly four decades.
• Stejskal's almost unparalleled understanding of undercover and intelligence work means these novels will appeal to anyone with an interest in military, intelligence or conflict history.
• "More than a good story, this tale is action packed yet firmly grounded in the real history of the Cold War. A Question of Time will grab you, immerse you in the times, and leave you ready for more.”—Lieutenant General Charlie Cleveland, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Berlin, 1979. When the CIA's most valuable spy is compromised, the Agency realizes it does not have the capability to bring him to safety. If he cannot evade the dreaded East German security service, the result will be chaos and a cascade of failures throughout the Agency's worldwide operations.

Master Sergeant Kim Becker lived through the hell of Vietnam as a member of the elite Studies and Operations Group. When he lost one of his best men in a pointless operation, he began to question his mission. Now, he is serving with an even more secretive Army Special Forces unit based in Berlin on the front line of the Cold War.

The CIA turns to Becker's team of unconventional warfare specialists to pull their bacon out of the fire. Becker and his men must devise a plan to get him out by whatever means possible. It's a race against time to prepare and execute the plan while, alone in East Berlin, the agent must avoid his nemesis and play for time inside the hostile secret service headquarters he has betrayed.

One question remains — is the man worth the risk?


This is an absolutely fascinating read, all the cogs within the CIA and Special Forces machine spin into action.
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James Stejskal's A Question of Time will grab you, immerse you in the times, and leave you ready for the next installment.

LTG Charles Cleveland (US Army Retired) Commander