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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Faye Kellerman Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781415925171
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As night descends, a killer awaits …
With ten consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Faye Kellerman is truly a “master of mystery” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Now she turns her acute eye on 1920s Munich, a war-wounded city rocked by political agitation and stalked by a nameless, barbaric butcher.
Lustmord—the joy of murder. The terrifying concept seems apt for the brutal slaying of a beautiful young society wife dumped in the vast English Garden. Homicide inspector Axel Berg is horrified by the crime … and disturbed by the artful arrangement of the victim’s clothes and hair—a madman’s portrait of death.
Berg’s superiors demand quick answers and a quick arrest: a vagrant, the woman’s husband, anyone who can be demonized will do. When a second body is discovered, the city erupts into panic, the unrest fomented by the wild-eyed, hate-mongering Austrian Adolf Hitler and his Brownshirt party of young thugs.
Berg can trust no one as he relentlessly hunts a ruthless killer, dodging faceless enemies and back-alley intrigue, struggling to bring a fiend to justice before the country—and his life–veer straight into darkness.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/9/2011

    " Language. Any book that combines police corruption and Hilter is a bad choice for me. Probably an OK story but I should never had read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 1/27/2011

    " A serial killer is loose in Munich pre WW2. Hitler is slowly working his way up to Chancellor, politics play an important role in this mystery. I liked it but didn't love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 9/24/2010

    " This book was a vivid and haunting read and so real i felt as if I was there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/1/2010

    " Interesting because it takes place in Germany between the World Wars. I don't see much written in that period. A police inspector, only somewhat corrupt, is investigating serial killings in the setting of the rising popularity of Hitler and the Nazi party. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 7/17/2010

    " A departure in setting the book in another time. Interesting idea of being back in an earlier time in Germany. I enjoyed the detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/28/2010

    " A good stand alone thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruperto | 4/29/2010

    " Faye Kellerman never fails to deliver a great story. This book has been one of my favorites up until now! Get a copy. it's really good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/13/2010

    " Set in Germany between the world wars a policeman works to solve murders by what appears to be a serial killer. His work is hindered by his superiors and the anti Jewish sentiments due to the rise of Hitler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 3/16/2010

    " A very dark murder mystery set in Germany just as Hitler is coming to power. All the German names were a bit confusing but definitely an intense story. I never knew who to trust or who did it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Weeser | 11/11/2009

    " Excellent, enoyed the twist on the ending. Just when you think you have figured out who the killer is....oops --- it's someone else. Great book for a first read of this auther "

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About the Author
Author Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, as well as the historical thrillers The Quality of Mercy and Straight into Darkness and the short-story anthology The Garden of Eden. She has won the Macavity Award and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.