This was an excellent crime novel set in
Dresden immediately before and after the end
of WWII. Max Heller is a police
detective who is not a Nazi and does not ascribe to the Nazi philosophy. His only goal is to be true to himself and
keep the peace.
A serial killer known as the Fright Man terrorizes
Dresden at the close of
the war. Max is stymied in his hunt for
the serial killer by the entrenched Nazi hierarchy. The author does a great job showing the
character of Max Heller.
The author also does a great job at showing the desperation of the populace after the war. The horrific aspects of life at that point in time was clearly portrayed. It was also interesting to note the way that the average person was so intimidated by the Nazi party that they were afraid of doing anything.
I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.