Self's Deception : A Gerhard Self Mystery
The second novel in the bestselling Gerhard Self detective series, from the author of The ReaderIn Self's Deception, private investigator Gerhard Self receives a request to track down the daughter of Herr Salger, the Assistant Secretary of Bonn, who's been absent from her translation classes at the university. Repelled by the pomposity of the government official, he rejects the case. But an insistent letter--and five thousand marks--changes his mind. After discrete interrogations at her school and her former residences, and a quick survey of the local hospitals, it turns out she washed up at a psych ward where he's told she had fallen out a window earlier that week and died. He quickly decides this is a lie, and decides one of the doctors is covering for her. Self quickly discovers that his quarry was involved in a terrorist incident--but a terrorist incident that the government is clearing covering up. Self helps the woman escape, finds out his own client is not Herr Salger at all but another terrorist. Now the mystery becomes what exactly happened at the military arms depot that the government doesn't want made public.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 130 x 200 x 25mm | 236g
- 26 Jun 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
- London, United Kingdom
About Bernhard Schlink
Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany is 1944. A professor of law at Humboldt University, Berlin and Cardozo Law School, New York, he is the author of the major international bestselling novel and movie The Reader, short story collection Flights of Love and several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Berlin and New York.
Bernhard Schlink has found the time to write a witty, sophisticated series of detective novels featuring supremely likable private investigator Gerhadr Self * OBSERVER *
Bernhard Schlink has found the time to write a witty, sophisticated series of detective novels featuring supremely likable private investigator Gerhadr Self OBSERVER