By Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch
Introducing one among Europe's most generally well known detective series
Wanting out of high-stress detective paintings, Simon Brenner takes a soothing activity as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old woman from side to side in a calming journey alongside the Autobahn among her father, a development wealthy person in Munich, and her mom, an abortion surgeon in Vienna.
Except then in the future he stops at a fuel station to shop for the little lady a chocolate bar and is derived again to discover she's been abducted . . . and unexpectedly he's out of a role, completely wired, and a detective back.
With no scarcity of leads--both the father's most modern improvement and the mother's health center are below siege by way of protestors--Brenner makes his method via a strong solid of characters and a transforming into pile of our bodies to unravel the crime within the basically manner he understands how: through being in just the proper position on the worst attainable time.
Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that's even sharper, and essentially the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever.
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Brenner and God by Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch