By Wolf Haas
Introducing considered one of Europe's most generally well known detective series
Wanting out of high-stress detective paintings, Simon Brenner takes a relaxing task as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old lady from side to side in a relaxing journey alongside the Autobahn among her father, a building wealthy person in Munich, and her mom, an abortion medical professional in Vienna.
other than then someday he stops at a gasoline 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 task, completely stressed, and a detective back.
With no scarcity of leads—both the father’s most recent improvement and the mother’s medical institution are less than siege via protestors—Brenner makes his method via a robust forged of characters and a growing to be pile of our bodies to unravel the crime within the in simple terms manner he is aware how: by means of being in just the suitable position on the worst attainable time.
Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that’s even sharper, and the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever.
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First, Brenner used to be some distance too drained to head breaking his head over previous police academy knowledge. And moment, it used to be approximately to get a lot worse, simply because Milan replied with another query now. “Do you're keen on lasagna? ” “Lasagna? have they got that the following? ” “No, that’s her identify. in the event you drop the ‘la. ’ ” “Sagna? Why can’t you simply say it mostly? uncomplicated: ‘Her identify is Sanja,’ ” Brenner instructed. “If I say Sanja during this noise, you’ll listen Tanja,” Milan yelled in his ear. “But if I say lasagna with out the ‘la,’ then immediately you know Sanja. ” Milan regarded stern but sly, like a kind of average healers who condemns you to loss of life for espresso or alcohol or having fun with existence. “Not bad,” Brenner responded. “So the place did you discover her? ” “Here,” Milan acknowledged. “Where? ” “There! ” Milan yelled and pointed together with his index finger to someplace vaguely in entrance of his ft. It used to be so loud now and the track was once so solid that even Brenner’s foot started to faucet a bit. “There? ” Brenner yelled again. “Like ‘over there’ with no the ‘over’? ” you spot, prior to whole disaster, correct ahead of the area ends, there’s frequently a second while humans are within the temper for another comic story. yet, ok, Brenner couldn’t have recognized, according to se, approximately disaster and the area finishing. And Brenner wasn’t wondering what got here after but, yet approximately what got here prior to, i. e. , no matter if it were a bad mistake to go away Helena within the South Tyrolean’s care until morning. may still he have introduced her to the police instantly? should still he have notified the Frau general practitioner immediately? may possibly it in all probability be a horribly undesirable signal that now not even ninety-two hours had handed and the sector of Transparency used to be already beginning to rupture although the 5th day had now not but began? He considered this whereas he watched Sanja dancing and Milan conversing, simply because he may perhaps basically pay attention Milan whilst he shouted at once into his ear. Sanja danced with a stamina like she wasn’t attracted to anything on the planet, and Brenner started to wonder if she may ever cease. “What did you suggest by means of that? ” he yelled into Milan’s ear. “What? ” “What did you suggest by way of what you stated prior? ” “Yeah, I’m no longer deaf! yet what did I suggest through what? ” “Her boyfriends who it won’t be an issue for. What did you suggest by means of that? ” Brenner yelled a bit softer. Milan pulled a kind of loose day-by-day newspapers out of his bag, and the newspaper reminded Brenner of the South Tyrolean the 1st time he observed her, whilst he’d merely paid awareness to the newspaper and never to the milk. He used to be virtually sure, too, that the South Tyrolean wouldn’t pull any nonsense. nearly. nearly thoroughly sure. The South Tyrolean’s intentions weren’t undesirable. He used to be nearly definite. He’d promised her that once all this used to be over, he’d support her out in courtroom. in order that she’d stroll clear of it with probation. and she or he wasn’t thoroughly loopy, no longer technically. as an alternative, extra of a mix of chance criminal and—. virtually definite. Brenner attempted to calm himself down by means of considering an analogous ideas again and again, similar to Sanja made an identical strikes at the dance ground persistently.