As a city turns against itself, a killer lies in wait 1920s Munich: Germany remains a country rocked by conflict, sparring political groups threaten chaos and Adolph Hitler's National Socialist Democratic Workers Party gains strength by the day. When homicide detective Axel Berg is called to investigate the grisly murder of a young society wife, he is immediately thrown into a web of dangerous intrigue. Suddenly, senior colleagues have an unprecedented interest in his work and there are rumours that the death, like everything else in Munich, is linked to a political conspiracy. As two more corpses are discovered, Berg questions whether he's searching for a lone lunatic or a calculating assassin with a more sinister agenda.
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FAYE KELLERMAN is the author of the bestselling Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, as well as a thriller, Moon Music, and a historical novel, The Quality of Mercy. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, and their children.From AudioFile:
Faye Kellerman has reached beyond her Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries to create an intricate historical mystery set in 1929. Axel Berg, a Munich police inspector, doggedly seeks justice amidst the anarchy and passions stirred by Hitler's Brown Shirts. Although he is directed to blame recent murders on the Jews, Berg--a complex, flawed protagonist--doggedly pursues the real murderer, placing his job and his family at risk. Kellerman, no stranger to religious themes, provides a moral lesson within her story, particularly in the novel's coda. Paul Michael, who excels in European accents, does an outstanding job carrying both the plot's momentum and the protagonist's psychological burden. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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