Christian David: "Sonnenbraut"
For Major Belonoz, the trail goes way back. In the wake of his bizarre involvement in the disastrous climax of a hostage standoff he is convinced that his investigations will bring him face to face with the past.
The hostage stalemate took place in a psychiatrist’s office in one of Vienna’s classier neighbourhoods; now the psychiatrist is dead, the first in a series of male victims who are killed in line with what appears to be a particularly savage ritual. The victims have peculiar symbols carved into their brows – and torture videos start turning up on the internet.
By analysing the finer details, the investigators discover that the series of puzzling crimes being committed over the course of a particularly cold Vienna winter are connected. Illtempered Belonoz is forced once again to work cheek by jowl with the clever public prosecuting attorney Lily Horn. The two of them formed a reluctant partnership
the previous summer to solve a series of murders, and now they have to uncover the identity of a killer who is running amok, fuelled by hatred and revenge – before another victim dies.