The Serenity of The Strong
- date of publication: 04.02.2009
- 320 Pages
- ISBN 978-3-552-05455-4
- Deutschland: 19,90 €
- Österreich: 20,50 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05469-1
- E-Book Deutschland: 9,99 €
Hedge funds, dubious real estate deals, dogs trained for combat, dead bodies seemingly everywhere – Proteo Laurenti has plenty on his plate!
One night, when Commissario Laurenti is returning to Trieste after attending an EC security conference, taxidermist Marzio Manfredi is murdered on the same train. Investigating the killing is an added burden for Laurenti, as the opening ceremony of the Schengen zone expansion requires his full attention. A dissident group – presumably right-wing – is opposing the trading of large tracts of land on the Adriatic coast, and has threatened to murder a participant in the ceremony: Goran Newman, a financial speculator well-known on the international stock markets. On top of this, Newman's son, Sedem, has fallen in love with Laurenti's assistant, Pina, who consequently gets unasked-for insights into the heart of modern economic crime with all its global repercussions.
Veit Heinichen's sixth novel, revolving around sinister intrigues in the border region near the harbour town of Trieste, concerns large quantities of money and the political and social upheavals taking place in Europe. Everyone wants a piece of the action, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.
"Like Henning Mankell, Vásquez Montalbán and Andrea Camilleri, Veit Heinichen has created a detective who combines the typical characteristics of an investigator with the unique foibles of an individual…this reader would happily spend many more hours on the case with him." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
France (Seuil), Italy (E/O), Spain (Siruela), Greece (Kastaniotis), Czech Republic (Host)