During the final weeks of the
Weimar Republic, a young woman washes up in the Havel River in picture-perfect
Old Spandau. Bodies in rivers are hardly news in the chaos of 1932 Berlin,
maddened by years of war, defeat, revolution, inflation, depravity, and now the
Great Depression. But this one is different. Her dark hair is too short. Her
wisdom teeth have been removed, something few German girls could afford. And
her legs, dotted with suture marks, are bizarrely deformed, as if someone had
taken giant pliers and turned them around inside her skin.
Willi Kraus is a decorated
soldier and Germany’s most celebrated Jewish detective, thanks to his recent
success at nabbing a monstrous child killer. Sent to investigate the floater,
his search leads him into a German underworld he hardly recognizes. A princess
goes missing, a hypnotist has dark secrets to hide, and a new power is ushering
in the tides of change: the Third Reich. Download and start listening now!