A mysterious wooden cross appears on a hilltop, towering over the craggy Baltic Sea coastline. The body of a young man hangs from the cross, nailed by the hands and feet.
Detective Johannes “Hannes” Niehaus arrives at the scene, hoping to make quick work of this grisly case and prove himself to his new partner. But this is not a simple incident of religious fanaticism. The killer’s motive proves elusive, and the tracks are well covered. As Hannes digs for clues, more people find themselves in danger. But are the victims innocent, or have their past behaviors instigated the crimes? Hannes works closely with colleagues and a new love interest as he rushes to find the link between the fallen man’s untimely demise and a series of new offenses.
With misleading evidence and an eclectic cast of suspects, Hannes leaves no stone unturned—but can he protect others from this merciless killer?
About the Author
German author Hendrik Falkenberg studied sports management and works in sports broadcasting. The magical allure that the sea holds for him comes alive in his stories, which are set on the north German coast. His first book, Time Heals No Wounds, was a #1 Kindle bestseller in Germany.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you like Murder Mystery’s then you will love this book. Henrik Falkenberg has done a fabulous job with such a great range of very diverse characters, and a unique plot. Johannes Niehaus was in the National Canoe Team which his boss Chief Detective Henning Federsen wasn’t too thrilled about. Mind you Henning didn’t seem to like very much at all, and hence not too many people liked him in return. Unfortunately this made Johannes job as a detective that much harder, and especially since his previous boss was such a good bloke. Too bad he ended up in prison. No sooner has Johannes walked back into work, when he and Henning are called out to a murder on a remote beach. Alexander Kramer was found by a couple of fishermen, and it was certainly not a straight forward murder. They found him nailed to a cross, and from what forensics can tell, he had probably there for a couple of days before he died. It doesn’t take long for Johannes to find out that Alexander was a porn star, and in his last movie he dressed up as a priest, and was pretending to be nailed to a cross. So to find yourself nailed to a cross in real life was someone’s idea of justice. Now the Media are calling it the Jesus murder. Three days after his death, there is another murder. Sylvia Bohm is found poisoned, and she just happened to know Alexander. Throw in a Religious group, an abortion and an unhappy husband, it’s not going to easy to find out who is responsible for both murders. I really did enjoy this book from the first page, right through to the last page. A very entertaining and captivating read.