The master of all categories has taken up a new genre: a refined crime novel, set against a politically explosive backdrop.
A retired journalist receives an enigmatic message from a colleague who dies shortly afterwards. Charles Lewinsky unfolds a classic detective story in an eerie setting: a future in which Switzerland is ruled by a national populist party. Retired journalist Kurt Weilemann has his eccentricities. But he immediately senses that his colleague Felix Derendinger is afraid. But what on earth of? He can no longer ask him, because Derendinger is lying dead on the banks of Zurich’s River Limmat. Suicide by jumping off the wall, so the report says. The only thing though, is that Derendinger was wasn’t fit enough to make the distance between the wall and river shore in a single leap. At least that’s what his beautiful young acquaintance – or is it his playmate? – believes. The therapist? She wants Weilemann to solve the murder. He feels flattered and significantly rejuvenated by the task. But his enthusiasm is soon overpowered by fear, because the people who want to cover up the murder have key positions in the new state system. They’re powerful enough to make him disappear – and the truth along with him.