Book 1

The Castle

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Only members survive ...

Germany in the near future: the modern elite have retreated to rural enclaves, and the medieval castle is considered the perfect location for self-sufficient communal living. Saltzman – once a founding member of one of these enclaves and now a member of a police task force – returns to one of these castles. His friend Henry Leyland, a world-renowned nanotechnologist, has summoned him, but when Saltzman reaches the castle, Leyland is dead. Saltzman takes charge of the investigation and soon realizes that Leyland had been researching the next stage of human development. He has left behind coded messages that could be the key to the motive behind the murder...

• A fascinating read: Leo Hart envisions the post-democratic society of the future
• For readers of Quality Land by Marc-Uwe Kling, Marc Elsberg and Anne Freytag


Leo Hart

Leor Hart was born in 1987 on Lake Constance. He studied biochemistry and sociology in Frankfurt and Stockholm, before he founded his own theater group with which he toured through Scandinavia. Today Leo Hart divides his time between Bregenz and Stockholm. 

The Castle

Only members survive ...

Germany in the near future: the modern elite have retreated to rural enclaves, and the medieval castle is considered the perfect location for self-sufficient communal living. Saltzman – once a founding member of one of these enclaves and now a member of a police task force – returns to one of these castles. His friend Henry Leyland, a world-renowned nanotechnologist, has summoned him, but when Saltzman reaches the castle, Leyland is dead. Saltzman takes charge of the investigation and soon realizes that Leyland had been researching the next stage of human development. He has left behind coded messages that could be the key to the motive behind the murder...

• A fascinating read: Leo Hart envisions the post-democratic society of the future
• For readers of Quality Land by Marc-Uwe Kling, Marc Elsberg and Anne Freytag


Bibliographic Data
288 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21961-7
First published 2021