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In the Shadow of the Berlin Wall

Historical Novels, Thriller / Crime, Fiction

Autumn, 1989, Dresden

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the GDR is plunged not only into the frenzy and excitement of liberation, but also into great uncertainty. When young East German police officer Tobias Falck begins work in the newly founded Criminal Investigation Unit of Dresden, he faces the challenges that this new, complicated, unified life has brought on a daily basis. The unit now has to deal with countless reports of blackmail, kidnapping, prostitution, cigarette smuggling, organised crime, and even neo-Nazi activities.

In addition, Tobias’s new colleague Chief Inspector Suderberg, from the West-German city of  Frankfurt, brings with her not only a breath of fresh air, but also a whole load of Western prejudices – and a dangerous secret. And when a brutal murder takes place in a brothel, a lead pulls the team back to old GDR times... And, to their surprise, also back to Chief Inspector Suderberg.

  • Over 280,000 copies of Frank Goldammer’s books sold with dtv
Frank Goldammer

Frank Goldammer was born in Dresden in 1975. A painter and varnisher by trade, he began writing in his early twenties, self-publishing his first novels. For dtv he has written several successful historical crime thrillers set in Dresden and its surroundings. A single parent, he lives with his twin children in his native city. Read more about the author at: www.frank-goldammer.de

 

In the Shadow of the Berlin Wall

Autumn, 1989, Dresden

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the GDR is plunged not only into the frenzy and excitement of liberation, but also into great uncertainty. When young East German police officer Tobias Falck begins work in the newly founded Criminal Investigation Unit of Dresden, he faces the challenges that this new, complicated, unified life has brought on a daily basis. The unit now has to deal with countless reports of blackmail, kidnapping, prostitution, cigarette smuggling, organised crime, and even neo-Nazi activities.

In addition, Tobias’s new colleague Chief Inspector Suderberg, from the West-German city of  Frankfurt, brings with her not only a breath of fresh air, but also a whole load of Western prejudices – and a dangerous secret. And when a brutal murder takes place in a brothel, a lead pulls the team back to old GDR times... And, to their surprise, also back to Chief Inspector Suderberg.

  • Over 280,000 copies of Frank Goldammer’s books sold with dtv
Bibliographic Data
368 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26318-4
First published 2022