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"One of the most endearing fictional crime solving partnerships I have come across in some time." – Booklover Book Reviews, March 2013. In the middle of a freezing German winter, the chair of mathematics at a venerable university is murdered in an apparently motiveless crime. Inspector Falco Baumgarten of the Leipzig Polizeidirektion finds himself embroiled in a mystery that refuses to be unravelled, until a chance meeting with pattern recognition expert Professor Antje Bach reveals a series of connections that will lead to an extraordinary discovery. Blending science and philosophy, fact and fiction – 'Significance' is both a fascinating tour of scientific history and a cunning whodunnit, all set in one of Europe's great cities as it comes to terms with life after the fall of the Berlin wall.