Manfred von Leiber's character has many parallels with Hans Steiger, in that he is treated as one of the family and is a trusted source of support and advice for both Carl and the General. But whereas Hans is energetic with a heroic past, Manfred is a steady person who is content to stay low-profile.
Katrina is Carl von Menen's younger sister. She is married to Jürgen Lanze, Lieutenant Commander in the German navy. They are a couple very much in love, certain of each other in an uncertain world.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your book "in the wild" and on the shelves in bookshops. Thank you City Books, Hove, for that feel-good feeling.
Plot outline of my debut spy novel Out of Mecklenburg, set in 1940s Berlin and Buenos Aires.