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by Head of Zeus, 16 November 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78669091-3 (HB)
Jenny Aaron is a
unique police detective, blinded in a disastrously unsuccessful mission five years
earlier in Barcelona when she abandoned a badly wounded colleague. Exceptionally intuitive, an excellent marksman,
she has battled meticulously to navigate her sightless world to ensure that the
disability doesn’t impair her super efficiency in the secret, elite Berlin unit
to which she’s urgently recalled.Tasked
to investigate the senseless and brutal murder of a prison psychologist, old enemies
and hostilities re-emerge and old friendships and alliances revive.
a race against time to hunt down a cunning and ruthless serial killer whose prey
is Jenny. The reader twists and turns on a rollercoaster of a chase that is
never predictable and this is entwined with interesting references to Bushido,
the Samurai Code of Conduct, deeply engrained in Jenny and her pursuer, and to
the limits of physical endurance.
plot is an elegant and detailed jigsaw of construction.Jenny is a stubborn, likeable heroine and the
author himself has stated, without giving too much away, that the book is the
first in a trilogy. Subsidiary characters
play their part well and are entirely credible, and the dialogue is
intelligent, flowing effortlessly right up to the final, shocking showdown.This is a truly gripping, action packed and
author, a German screenwriter, wrote in the German language and is served well
by a talented translator, Shaun Whiteside, who has undertaken a superb job of rendering
this complex novel into English.
Jenny have the last word:
there is still time in the end
don’t want to ask myself
I must die
want to know
I have lived.
Andreas Pfluger is a
German screenwriter and author. He has written a number of episodes for the
hugely popular German police procedural Tatort.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicals then
turned her hand to fiction. Having published nine novels all, bar one,
hardwired with a romantic theme, she has also written short stories and
accounts of her explorations off the beaten track that feature on her blog. A
tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work in progress. Thrillers, crime and
mystery narratives, collecting old masks and singing are a few of her favourite