The Fourth Day (Dr. Hoffmann series)

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Dr. Felix Hoffmann is about to head home after a grueling night shift when he hears the words “This gun is loaded!” Hoffmann, long accustomed to helping others on the verge of death, suddenly finds himself—along with several colleagues and patients—at the mercy of a deranged blind kidnapper in the ICU. Deploying his own distinctive brand of diplomacy—and his characteristic acerbic wit—Hoffmann tries to convince the man to end the standoff while he still can. As the hot summer days tick by and the tension builds toward the shocking climax, Hoffmann is forced to reconsider who is friend and who is foe. The question becomes not only whether he can save the lives of all involved, but what this crisis reveals about the people he thought he knew best.

This fourth novel in Christoph Spielberg’s acclaimed Dr. Hoffmann series offers searing yet humorous commentary on modern medicine, globalization, the media, and simple human kindness.

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Cardiologist and Agatha Christie prize–winning author Christoph Spielberg lives in Berlin, Germany, where his mystery novels have gained national notoriety. Spielberg was awarded the prestigious Friedrich Glauser Prize from the German Crime Writers Association for The Russian Donation, the first in his ongoing Dr. Hoffmann crime series, which garnered a starred review in Publishers Weekly and which Booklist called a “cracking good thriller.” Spielberg continues to practice medicine and draws on his expertise for his novels and short stories.

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“If you have read Spielberg’s hospital mysteries, you know what you are in for: suspenseful cases with unforeseeable twists ... paired with scathing humour ... Spielberg hits the nail on the head!” – Literatur Kurier

“Mystery of the week: An absolute pleasure ... delightful! Brilliant! ... Spielberg’s mystery is both intellectually stimulating and an amusing read.” – Saarbrücker Zeitung

“Spielberg ... concocts an attractive mixture of a suspenseful mystery and a peek behind the facade of the medical industry.” – KrimiKurier

"[Spielberg’s mysteries] possess a wonderful and indescribable sense of humour.” – ARD

"Spielberg’s insider knowledge is captivating” – Tagesspiegel Berlin “What happens when a doctor who has always wanted to write finally finds the time? A series of very good mysteries! ... The Fourth Day is pure suspense.” -- Welt am Sonntag

"Against the foil of a mystery ... Christoph Spielberg critically and thoughtfully examines the apparently perfect world of the healing profession.” – Neue Westfälische Zeitung

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