In His Own Shadow

In His Own Shadow

Veit Heinichen

Laurenti’s Sunday lie-in is rudely interrupted by an early morning phone call: a light aircraft has exploded over a small village in the Karst region near Trieste. Its pilot, Franz Xaver Speckenhauser, a wealthy businessman and long-standing senator of the South Tyrolean National Party, is immediately dead.

Five days later, the Prime Minister himself delivers the eulogy for the »warm-hearted, modest and invariably helpful man« at the cemetery, but when traces of explosive are discovered in the wreckage of the Cessna, Laurenti begins to suspect that the accident was in fact murder. Then, even as the funeral ceremony is in progress, an armoured car loaded with gold is brutally ambushed and hijacked on the A4 autostrada. Events follow thick and fast in this normally quiet corner of Europe.

Written with great sophistication and a keen eye for detail, Veit Heinichen’s riveting latest novel spotlights the close connection between politics and international crime.


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In His Own Shadow

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