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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (880 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Faye Kellerman Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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In 1920s Munich, the body of Anna Gross, a young society wife, has been found in the English Gardens, still clothed in finery. Soon a second body is discovered, also a woman of high society. When a third body is found, homicide detective Axel Berg realizes he's dealing with unprecedented evil. Is the murderer politically motivated? Is he a lone madman? Or worse, is the killer possessed by both political and personal demons? Detective Berg soon finds himself entangled in a web of dangerous intrigue, surrounded by potential enemies. As Munich slips further into turmoil, overrun by political factions and the rise of Hitler, a dedicated policeman can never know who to trust, and one simple mistake could be deadly. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zada | 2/18/2014

    " Complicated, but a good read on events in Germany prior to Hitler's rise to power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/6/2014

    " This book features a troubling string of serial killings set in Munich Germany during 1929. In addition to the unrest caused by the murders, the political scene is adding much turbulence as Hitler's rise to power is well underway. Adding to this disturbing scene is the fact that political influence and corruption run amok at high levels of the police force and government. Despite all this, homicide inspector Axel Berg, uses all his mental abilities and persistence to close in on the killer. In the end, not only is killer is unexpected, but so is Axel's fate. I liked this book although, at times, it was a bit intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 2/6/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichole | 2/5/2014

    " This book is different than Faye Kellerman's usual police detective fare. It's set in Nazi Germany, during Hitler's rise to power. Her writing style takes on a more antiquated tone which I really enjoyed. Great suspense/mystery novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/3/2014

    " Well...this was an interesting book. The author is Jewish and uses her personal family history for part of the book. The story takes place in Munich as Hitler is rising to power and the Jewish persecution begins. Given the subject matter and time in history this book is very gloomy and sad. Definitely not a book to read at night before going to sleep. The author did an excellent job of transporting the reader to the time and story. The characters are well developed and the ending is intricate and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/21/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2014

    " Not the best Faye Kellerman mystery but it was interesting. Set back in Munich before the second World War it refelcted a very trying time in Germany's history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the historical setting, but I couldn't stay with it to find out who the serial killer was. Maybe I'll go back to it later. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chana | 12/28/2013

    " All said and done, I didn't really like it. It is very violent and crude, ugly and sad. One could reasonably argue that the time and place were all those things as it is set in Munich, Germany in the 1920's as Hitler and the Nazi party were gaining power. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/18/2013

    " Chilling. Well researched about the rise of Nazism in Germany and lives of the people who were Nazis and victims, but the challenge beyond knowing the history is knowing how to use historical details to create a context without lecturing or becoming preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruperto Prieto | 10/14/2013

    " 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 kathryn | 10/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, but found the history of that time to be difficult to read about. Kellerman did an excellent job of placing her story at a pivotal time in Munich, Germany. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 rivka | 10/10/2013

    " She should stick to Decker/Lazarus books. Not only did this book lack even ONE sympathetic character, most of them actively nauseated me. The details about pre-war Germany were interesting, but not nearly sufficient to redeem this horrible book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/6/2013

    " A good stand alone thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 7/31/2013

    " An interesting crime novel set in Germany just prior to Hitler's rise. An interesting backdrop for the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 4/18/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, thought provoking aspects of history but also a good plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Van Lester | 3/31/2013

    " A good historical novel, i thought she did a good job of putting us in 1929 Munich. Berg is a strong character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 4/24/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gavin | 3/24/2012

    " just wasn't interesting enough to keep reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 3/5/2012

    " a good book it was based during the holocost "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/25/2011

    " Fantastic look at Munich in 1929 as Hitler begins his takeover of the municipal government amidst brutal murders of local women. What connects them? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/6/2011

    " Parts were a little too real--that seems a bit odd coming from me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alisa | 9/7/2011

    " I bought this book in Peru to read on the Eduardo boat--we had a lot of time to kill. It wasn't a bad read--set in WWII in Germany, a thriller. This is just not my type of book. But it helped me pass the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/19/2011

    " 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 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. "

  • 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.