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Self`s Murder

Производитель: "Orion Books"

Gerhard Self, the Sweet-Afton smoking, sambuca-swilling, most unlikely of PIs is back in a new tale of deception and intrigue, set against the backdrop of post-reunification Germany. After a chance encounter with the owner of a prestigious private bank, the now septuagenarian detective is enlisted to delve into the institution`s history, apparently in the name of a book to commemorate the bank`s foundation. But his seemingly anodyne brief - to discover the identity of a sleeping partner from several decades before - throws up far more questions than answers. As it becomes clear that the sleeping partner is in no way the most mysterious aspect of the bank`s history, Self begins to suspect his mission may have been but a ruse to lure him into the shady world of the bank`s enigmatic masters - a certain Herr Welker and his steely Russian foster brother Samarin. Trying in vain to extricate himself and his increasingly shaky heart from the web of deceit - and to work out who really is the baddie of the piece - Self is thrown headlong into a tale of money-laundering, murder and mafiosi. But who is blackmailing whom? Did Welker`s wife really die in a tragic accident? And why is a washed-up old Stasi man pretending to be Self`s long-lost son? Join Gerhard, the irascible armchair philosopher, on his most danegrous and far-reaching mission to date.

Издательство: "Orion Books" (2011)

ISBN: 978-0-7538-2717-8

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