This third story in Michele Gwynn's thriller series about a German police detachment focuses on Kriminal Kommissar Joseph Heinz, the detective who played a key role in each of the earlier stories.
Heinz is about to get married, but first, he wants to solve the case of a missing girl which has haunted him since his daughter's best friend disappeared without a trace 8 years earlier. Information uncovered in the last book has given him some clues, but in order to follow up he'll have to undertake a clandestine mission into Russia without support to investigate.
This story is full of the action, violence and criminal and political intrigue we've come to expect from Gwynn. It follows not only Heinz himself but Direktor Faust, Heinz's fiancee Birgitta Mahler and the newly promoted Elsa Keiss and chronicles two seemingly unrelated investigations, one in St. Petersburg and the other in Berlin. Followers of the series will become reacquainted with old friends and old enemies although the book provides enough background that reading the earlier stories isn't essential to your enjoyment of this new offering.
If you're a fan of police stories, political intrigue, political affairs and exotic European locations, you will love this one.