Private detective Arthur Koenen's most difficult case: he must find out if the chairman of a major political party is having an affair. A spellbinding novel about three people entangled in a web of love, lies and fear of discovery.
Private eye Arthur Koenen specializes in adultery and theft, but his latest case requires all his cunning. Koenen is hired to shadow a man permanently in the public spotlight. The more Koenen penetrates the mesh of political plots and schemes, the more he feels disgust for this world and sympathy for the powerful man's mistress, a rebellious delegate torn between love and political ideals. When Koenen accidentally discovers a well-kept secret, he decides to use the information for his own purposes and to protect the young woman.
Dirk Kurbjuweit, a brilliant observer of contemporary German realities, tells a fragile love story set in the relentlessly floodlit arena of politics.
"Dirk Kurbjuweit succeeds on all fronts. And he does so elegantly, entertainingly, and, in the best of senses, non-journalistically." (Die Welt)
"In Dirk Kurbjuweit Germany has a writer of the very first rank." (Der Tagesspiegel)