By Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch
Another dose of hilarity and mayhem from the writer Carl Hiaasen calls "the actual deal"
In this winner of the German mystery Prize, ex-cop Simon Brenner, as a part of his endless quest to get as distant from being a cop as he can, takes a role as an ambulance motive force in downtown Vienna.
It's a hair-raising activity, notwithstanding, made extra so by means of the tendency of the opposite EMTs to put bets on what number purple lighting they could run. Even worse, Brenner's new service provider has an issue: its significant competitor is in some way listening in on radio communications and beating his unit to each pickup. realizing his earlier at the strength, Brenner's boss asks him to behave like a cop and examine. in the meantime, is it Brenner's paranoia or are yes prosperous aged sufferers who're primarily fit demise extra quick than they should?
It isn't lengthy prior to Brenner's lifestyles is in actual risk, and once more it is going to take a certain quantity of booze, drugs, and undesirable habit for our guy to outlive being a cop yet one more time.
Translated by means of Annie Janusch.
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Feng said. " Tom brought the atomicar down on an avenue running along the river. Then he drove on into the Hauptstrasse, or main street. The narrow thoroughfare was crowded with traffic. Students whizzed by on motorcycles and motor scooters. Dr. Feng deposited his luggage at his private lodgings. Afterward, he guided the teen-agers around the Old University and New University. The latter, he said, had been built partly with American funds. "Actually, Heidelberg has no real campus. Its buildings are scattered all over town, on both sides of the river.
Bud retorted with a grin, eying the pretty female students who were lounging about the grassy courtyard of the New University with their books and friends. Sandy and Phyl were entranced as they strolled about the cobbled streets of the Altstadt, or Old Town, with its quaint baroque buildings. Dr. Feng showed his guests the ancient Gothic-style Church of the Holy Ghost. Then he glanced at his watch. " The professor took the teen-agers to an old medieval-looking tavern, where they ordered sandwiches.
Then he checked the telephone directory. No "J. Bascum" was listed. "That doesn't prove much," Tom pointed out. " Ames frowned and began pacing about the office. " Tom argued. " "I'll admit I can't answer that one," Ames said, "unless he has a confederate. Anyhow, let's check some samples of Crivet's-" He broke off to answer the telephone. Ames's face flushed with anger as he hung up. " Tom asked. "That was the operative who's been shadowing Crivet. " Tom glanced at the clock. Its hands showed 10:24.
Come, Sweet Death by Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch