A classic thriller from a distinctive new voice Our narrator is the only Westerner in an unnamed Middle Eastern city there to report back to his employers on the current political situation. Then he hears that his successor is on his way - and he knows that his succesor must kill him in order to replace him. Thus begins a frightening, claustrophobic cat and mouse game in an alien place, with the reader being thrown between perspectives as the men draw closer and closer together. A compulsive read where the fictional worlds of Kafka and Le Carre collide to devastating effect.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
- 25 May 2001
- Pan MacMillan
- London, United Kingdom
Georg Klein was born in Augsburg/West Germany in 1953. With his wife Katrin de Vries, a writer, too, and his two children he lives in Berlin and East Frisia, close to the Dutch border. Georg Klein won the 2000 Ingemar Bachmann Award (the German Booker Prize).