On the same day that the stock market crashes in New York in 1929, the dark underside of Berlin flushes to the surface in the form of a burlap sack spewed by floodwaters from the city sewer system. What it contains calls Jewish Detective Willi Kraus to investigate perhaps the most vicious criminal heretofore known.
“Brilliant . . . . Kraus . . . is an attractively complex lead. [For] fans of cerebral murder mysteries.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Terrifying and worthy. Human nature has never looked so raw.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom." (Library Journal, starred review)
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