Behind the Book – Bill Rapp Jan15

Behind the Book – Bill Rapp

There are several stories behind THE HAPSBURG VARIATION. The first is that this novel is a continuation of the tale told in the preceding book, TEARS OF INNOCENCE, which introduced the main character, Karl Baier, at the beginning of his career in the world of intelligence. It was career that began as the United States was emerging as the world’ s foremost power and just beginning to come to grips with the challenges that would present, particularly in war-torn Europe. Having spent  a great deal of time in Berlin–first as a student of European History, then later as a diplomat at the US Mission in West Berlin when the Wall...