A Hot Day in May

A Hot Day in May

by Julian Jay Savarin
     
 

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Featuring Hauptkommissar M]ller and his sidekick, Pappenheim The fourth in the series set in the reunified Germany. As personal revelations come to light, M]ller is drawn further into the web of intrigue that threatens the security and unity of the new Germany. Can M]ller cope with his own past, and can he succeed in protecting his country's future?  See more details below

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Featuring Hauptkommissar M]ller and his sidekick, Pappenheim The fourth in the series set in the reunified Germany. As personal revelations come to light, M]ller is drawn further into the web of intrigue that threatens the security and unity of the new Germany. Can M]ller cope with his own past, and can he succeed in protecting his country's future?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In their fourth outing (after Winter and the General) Jens Miller and pal Pappenheim, both with the reunified Berlin police, have been assigned by their manipulative boss to guard a Middle Eastern peace activist. Miller's mind is elsewhere because he's decided to investigate the airplane deaths of his parents 22 years after the fact. He and Pappenheim delegate the security assignment but not before discovering that the activist is really an assassin. Other surprises turn up: Miller's father was a spy, their boss knows too much, and there's a conspiracy afoot that threatens German security. This thriller has it all: informants, quick switches in locale, present and ex-agents, hidden agendas, and clipped-for-action prose. Readers who enjoy international mysteries and spy tales will appreciate. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
An aristocrat who holds down a Hauptkommissar's post on the Berlin police force, investigates the long-ago deaths of his parents: a fable of fathers and sons in a Germany that's anything but unified. Six months ago, Count Jens Muller learned that the father and mother who died in an airplane they were piloting when he was only a boy were actually subjects of a murder for hire. Now that he's finished sitting on that intelligence and is ready to look closer, revelations come thick and fast. His titled father was really a double agent for the West, working deep inside the Stasi. And Muller, who's inherited so much of his father's attachment to secret-agentry (Romeo Summer, not reviewed, etc.), has inherited some of his enemies as well. The assassins who've targeted a visiting peace activist from the Mideast have seen that the younger Muller is just as pesky as his father and determined to eliminate him. And Muller's superior, Polizeidirektor Heinz Kaltendorf, seems pathetically or willfully supine when he's confronted by the killers' obvious menace. Luckily, Muller has reliable allies, from his old friend Oberkommissar Pappenheim to his new acquaintance Timothy Wilton-Greville, his aunt Isolde's first husband. Ex-spy Greville knows the burdens of filial duty firsthand in the worst way. The son of a man he killed in the line of duty, a boy whose adoption and education he arranged for, is now a professional killer who aims to combine business with pleasure by liquidating Greville. Little does the killer know that Greville is carrying a lethal time bomb of his own. A conscientious review of postwar Germany's painful family legacies, though a bit muffled by the fact that some of the mostinteresting characters are long dead and the denouement is evidently reserved for a later volume in the series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727877468
Publisher:
Severn House Publ
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Severn House Large Print Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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Savarin was educated in Britain and took a degree in history before serving in the Royal Air Force.

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