Homicide Inspector Axel Berg thought he was having a bad day
when some young boys were throwing rocks at his window. This
wasn't anything compared to what he would face later in the
day. He did manage to get the boys to the police station;
however, he didn't realize he still had on his pajamas.
at the police station, his superior told Berg to go home and get
dressed and to meet him at the Englischer Garten. Apparently,
a woman's body had been discovered. At this time, it was not
known whether it was a homicide, suicide, or accident.
turns out that the woman was a society wife who was murdered and
dumped in the English Garden. Berg was very disturbed by the
manner in which the murderer arranged the victim's clothes and
Soon afterwards, a second body is found. The
second victim was also one of high society. Then a third
victim is found murdered.
The city is starting to
panic. Berg's superiors want answers and more to the point
they want someone arrested.
Who is responsible for the
murders? Is it a group or a lone killer? Are the
killings politically motivated?
Faye Kellerman has written this
historical novel that is a sure winner! The most impressive
part of the author's writing style is her descriptive writing that
seems to perfectly set the stage for each scene. Her
introductions are very vivid and as a result she leaves the reader
with little doubt as to what is taking place. It takes a
talented, skilled writer to be able to do this and Faye Kellerman
does a grand job of it. This book is suspenseful,
captivating and just plain wonderful. This novel has to be
Faye Kellerman's best to date!
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