The Summer of Long Knives

The Summer of Long Knives

by Jim Snowden


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In the summer of 1936, the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense, and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can. But when a member of the League of German Girls is found brutally murdered and posed in the yard of a dilapidated farmhouse, Rolf's supervisor declares that they can't leave until he's solved the case. Rolf's investigation leads him from the depths of the underground Communist movement to the heights of Germany's elite Nazi society, exposing the cracks in Germany's so-called unified society as well as the unspoken tensions in Rolf's complicated marriage. Ultimately, long-buried secrets and overwhelming evidence are laid bare, but how can Rolf bring the killer to justice in a country devoid of justice? And how can he protect himself, his wife, and his former lover from the barbarism of a corrupt and power-hungry government?

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ISBN-13: 9781620151532
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jim Snowden is an award-winning writer, editor and educator who lives in the Seattle area. His passion is telling stories about people who find that the rules they've lived by are turning against them. Jim received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2004. His debut novel, Dismantle the Sun, was published by Booktrope Editions in 2012 and won the David Guterson award for new fiction. He also runs a small press, MMIP Books, which published Coming Unglued: Six Stories About Things Falling Apart, in 2011 and Blood Promises, And Other Commitments in 2012.

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