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A Night Of Long Knives (Hannah Vogel #2)

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Journalist Hannah Vogel hasvowed to never againset foot in her homeland of Germany while the Nazis are still in power. She has good reason: three years ago in 1931, she kidnapped her “son,” Anton, from the man claiming to be his father--Ernst Rohm, head of the Nazis' SA.Apowerful man not to be trifled with, Hannah knows thatRohm will never stop searching for them.
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Forge Books (first published 2010)
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If you love historical mystery series, you'll enjoy the second installment of the Hannah Vogel series. Three years after the Trace of Smoke left off with, a Night of Long Knives continues Hannah's story. She's on the run from the Nazi and Ernst Rohm with Anton, after their zeppelin trip got derailed, when they're kidnapped and separated. And it takes Hannah a dangerous turn, when people want to tear them apart and put them in harm's way. From Hannah's point of view, we see her struggles on trust ...more
Krysten Hager
Could not put this down. Suspenseful until the last page.
I'm extremely fond of books about the 40 or so years preceding my own birth, especially the ominous time between the two World Wars. Rebecca Cantrell's books fall into that category and I've liked them a lot, although she admits to taking a lot of liberties with the history of Nazi Germany.

A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES is the second in Cantrell's series (I hope it continues for quite a while!) about reporter Hannah Vogel. Set largely in Berlin, this volume takes place in 1934, and those familiar with h
#2 Hannah Vogel historical mystery set in 1930's Germany. Hannah and her son by default, Anton, are on a zeppelin from South America (where they have been hiding for 3 years) to Switzerland, covering a news story, when it is diverted to Germany. Ernst Rohm has found her and captures Hannah and Anton--who is supposedly his natural son--intending to force her to marry him to quash rumors of his (forbidden) homosexuality. Before that can happen, Rohm is snatched and executed by Hitler, and someone ...more
Deborah Ledford
I was such a fan of Rebecca Cantrell's award-winning debut "A Trace of Smoke" that I began Book Two in the Hannah Vogel series right away. Too many times I’ve encountered second bookitis from promising talent, yet not in this case. Again, Cantrell captivates with lyrical prose rich with detail so sharp this reader could practically hear the Nazi jackboots striking the cobblestones of 1934 Berlin. A heartrending, and at times heartbreaking, journey with hooks ending each chapter that dare you to ...more
Val Sanford
This is a fantastic series. I love Hannah, the crime reporter and her commitment to balance the wrongs of Hitler's pre-WW2 Germany. The confusion, fear, betrayal and denial of persecution, violence, genocide and power are palpable. Evil has a heartbeat in her works.
Laurie Riley
Good sequel to Cantrell's A Trace of Smoke about 1930s Germany and the pre-war Nazi regime. Spooky stuff. I am fascinated about what happened in Germany as the Nazis rose to power and have been trying to read non-fiction about the time as well as contemporary fiction and current fiction about the time period. I highly recommend Hans Fallada to anyone who wants a contemporary fiction writer's perspective on that time period. Little Man, What Now and Every Man Dies Alone are two great titles.
Rob Kitchin
A Night of Long Knives is the second book in the Hannah Vogel series set in Nazi-era Germany. The book has a nice hook with its direct link into the infamous night of murder inside the Nazi party in 1934 and the hunt for a young boy who is supposedly the son of Ernst Rohm. There are some nice historical references, Cantrell recreates the stifling atmosphere of fear and suspicion of the place and era, and the story rattles along with plenty of intrigue and tension. That said, the story suffers fr ...more
Novel Destination
This second novel in the Hannah Vogel series by Rebecca Cantrell is even better written than the 1st-- "A Trace of Smoke." The author has written another fictionalized but somewhat historically accurate plot about the Nazi plans to take over the world in the latter 1930's. Here we get to ride a bit in a zeppelin. Having Ernst Rohm try to regain Hitler's favor by attempting to marry and show off his son almost seems plausible. The evil acts of people trying to gain powerful friends and influence ...more
I read this book early in the year. I'm not sure how much truth there is to this story, but if I remember correctly, this is based on true events, though, I don't think the main character is real. I enjoyed reading this book a lot. I wish I would have known this was book #2 of 3. It would have been nice to read the first one first.
Cantrell's second book in the Hannah Vogel series is a true page-turner. The historical setting is remarkably vivid, as we see from the first scene in which the zeppelin carrying Hannah and her son Anton is diverted into Germany. A smart thriller with unforgettable characters. I look forward to the next book in the series!
Better than the first novel in the Hannah Vogel series--and it was good. Set in Berlin during Hitler's purge of the SA, headed by Ernst Rohm--now known as the "Night of Long Knives." Unfortunately, Hannah and her son are caught in the middle of it. Good plotting and suspense.
Very dramatic and a great mystery.
It amazes me the situations that Hannah manages to get herself in. Although by the end of this one she is a little more safe than she was at the beginning.

I did think that Hannah made a very stupid decision to go back anywhere near Germany, she had to much to risk in Anton. You just knew that she would get found out and sure enough that is just what happens. I was laughing at what happened here with Rohm. Up until the breakfast cart came the situation was so crazy, that Rohm thought if he did t
A Night of Long Knives (Forge 2010) finds reporter Hannah Vogel and her adopted son Anton aboard the Graf Zeppelin on route from South America to Switzerland in June 1934. Three years earlier Hannah stole Anton away from Ernest Röhm, who claimed to be the child’s father, and escaped from Berlin. Feeling a bit safer after three uneventful years in South America, Hannah accepts an assignment to write about the zeppelin journey in order to visit her lover, but is horrified to discover that the zepp ...more
So after reading the first book in this series, I was really looking forward to the second book. Like the first one I really enjoyed it, but only gave it four stars since it's not my favorite book. It's been three years since Hannah Vogel fled Germany with her adopted son, Anton, who is actually Ernst Rohm's son, not her brother's like she thought. While traveling, Hannah and Anton are captured by the SA. Hannah is separated from Anton and ends up in Ernst Rohm's bedroom, telling her he will onl ...more
Okay, the review I had in mind was going to start out with the word, "Meh". Because the book didn't provide details for its vague references; instead seemingly assuming the reader would be able to tie in some of the character's half-memories with the current plot. I also didn't understand why the author didn't just make Anton her real son, instead of adopted son. Why that detail?

BUT when I pulled it up on goodreads to review it, I saw something that surprised me..."Hannah Vogel NUMBER TWO".

This second outing in the Hannah Vogel thriller series takes the reader back to the Germany of the 1930s and continues the fine work that Cantrell did the last time around. This time, Hannah and her young "son" return to Germany partly by choice and partly by way of a diverted airship. And that "choice" part is one of the weak links here, as there was simply no real reason for Vogel to be on that blimp in the first place, even if it wasn't supposed to ever cross into German airspace. Granted, a ...more
This was my first Hannah Vogel novel. It didn't take me long to like her character - someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her son safe and also has the moral courage to expose the crimes committed by the Nazis. The story is set in 1934 Germany, and Hannah has a front-row seat to the Night of the Long Knives purge.

The story is well-written, easy to read, and gives you a feel for the tension in that time period. Hannah does witness some pretty sad stuff, but that fuels her deter
I loved, loved, loved this book! It reads with a quick heartbeat like "The Fugitive" based in Nazi Germany. Outstanding writing and the historical detail is amazingly accurate. I cannot recommend this book more highly. I read this book in almost one gulp. I cannot wait for the next book in what I hope is a long-lived series. Honestly...fantastic!

"Journalist Hannah Vogel has vowed to never again set foot in her homeland of Germany while the Nazis are still in power. She has good reason: three yea
1934-in Germany Hitler is in a struggle for power supremacy and has a big purge wherein he kills one of his former friends. This purge is know as a night of long knives.
This book uses that event to weave a very interesting and suspenseful story. This is the second in a series that will continue with the next "event.

A journal, Hannah, who has already escaped Germany's Nazis, but is entrapped on an air balloon trip to Swtz. from South Amer. Her "son" is taken from her and she spends the rest of
This author has created a fictious journalist named Hannah Vogel whom we met earlier in Trace of Smoke. The action takes place in 1930s Germany, in this case in 1934, after Hitler and the Nazis have taken over the German government. Hannah has been captured by Ernst Roehm, the extremely powerful leader of the Sturmabteilung (SA) an armed organization four times larger the the official German army! Roehm demands to marry Hannah to deflect criticism since he's a homosexual, which was illegal in Ge ...more
Jen Stelling
Very different follow up to a fascinating debut. In the first book, Hannah Vogel's gimlet eye and shrewd mind had such a diffused range, as she sought information about the death of her beloved cross-dressing brother in the night clubs and back alleys of what was about to become the Third Reich. The compelling historical backdrop of A Trace of Smoke becomes a little overwhelming in this book. The plot is decent enough, and the story of Hitler's elite corps turning on each other should be told. I ...more
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A fascinating and suspenseful historical mystery set in Germany during 1934. Gives a sense as to how Hitler came to have so much power in Germany. He truly pitted the people against each other- leaving no one to trust. Neighbor vs. neighbor, friend vs. friend and even parent vs. child. Any could report you for not supporting the party and any report was investigated. Frightening that a purge such as the Night of the Long Knives actually happened. Of course, given what
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads! I was worried that this being book #2 in a series, would leave me missing out on important details from the previous book. This wasn't the case. A Night of Long Knives is an interesting account of Hitler's purge of SA leadership in Nazi Germany. The book is a mix of true events and fictional additions. I enjoyed that the book was written from a woman's perspective in 1930s Germany. I rooted for the main character Hannah Vogel as she thr ...more
I accidentally hit book #2 unknowingly. Interesting WWII based novel about Hannah Vogel a reporter who is returning to Germany with the son of a Nazi Officer. The pieces of how Hannah and Anton end up together is probably the basis of the first novel. Rebecca Cantrell weaves real people and events in amongst the characters of her novel. Things get quite tense when Hannah and Anton are kidnapped by Rohm the Nazi SA officer that is thought to be Anton's father. Hannah is held prisoner and Rohm int ...more
Three years have passed since the first book. Nazi rule in Germany is complete and the camps have been opened, though they are only being occupied with "insurgents" as of now. This installment has our herione trying to find her kidnapped "son". It is full of intrigue and false leads throughout. It keeps you guessing. I thought I had it figured out, but I was not exactly correct.
Historically, this is the point in time when Hitler destroys his SA in favor of the SS. In a few days, he has possibly
I wish I could give 3 1/2 stars! I think it would be key to read the first book in the series. I read it when it first came out, and was still a little overwhelmed trying to remember all of the references to that book in A Night of Long Knives.

I thought the book was a strong follow up. Not quite as fantastic as the first, but very good. These two Cantrell titles certainly pack quite a wallop tied to plot development. Throw in a smart, calculating, but principled heroine, the dark historical back
Really, really enjoyed this book. Hannah Vogel is alive in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi movement. This is the second book featuring her. She has escaped and moved to South America with a boy who is not her son, but thinks he is. As a journalist, she takes an assignment in Switzerland. The zepplin is diverted to Germany. Her old nemesis, Roehm, wants to capture her. The boy is reputed to be his son. This son will invalidate the rumors that he is a homosexual and thereby save his life. But a ...more
I thought this was a good mystery, although the premise is a bit unbelievable. But it's fiction, so you have to accept some incredible coincidences at times. The author does an amazing job in setting the scene in the early days of Hitler's regime with all its uncertainty and terror, and she has done her research brilliantly.Nothing jumps out at the reader as anachronistic or just plain wrong, which is unusual in historical fiction. The plot and the writing are a bit better than the first in the ...more
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