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Self's Deception (Vintage International)

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Publisher Comments:

Gerhard Self, the dour private detective, returns in this riveting crime novel about terrorism, governmental cover-up, and the treacherous waters where they mix.

Leo Salger, the daughter of a powerful Bonn bureaucrat, is missing, and Self has been hired to find her. His investigation initially leads him to a psych ward at a local hospital, where he is made to believe that Leo fell from a window and died. Self soon discovers, however, that Leo is alive and well and that she was involved in a terrorist incident the government is feverishly trying to keep under wraps. The result is a wildly entertaining, superbly nuanced thriller that follows one detectives desire to uncover the truth, wherever it may lead.

Review:

"In German author Schlink's meandering second crime novel available in English to feature aging PI Gerhard Self (after Self's Punishment), a man named Salger hires Self to locate his missing daughter, Leonore. With little help from the father, Self tracks the missing girl to an insane asylum outside Heidelberg, where he's informed by a doctor that Leo has recently died there in an accident. Self quickly learns, among other details, that the death report is untrue, Leo's father is not really her father and that the case is connected to a top-secret government investigation. Self can be completely off the wall one minute — he lies outrageously to anyone who might have information and breaks-and-enters without compunction — and the next he's as comfortable as an old shoe, having a glass of Riesling and hanging out with his cat, Turbo. The eccentric detective is the big draw, with the less than action-packed investigation coming in a distant second. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The German lawyer and novelist Bernhard Schlink is best known in this country for 'The Reader,' a novel about a teenage boy's affair with an older woman with a Nazi past. 'The Reader' appeared here about a decade ago and reached the top of the best-seller lists, reportedly the only German novel ever to scale those heights. Schlink also writes a series about a German private investigator, Gerhard Self,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Reader, as well as four prize-winning crime novels-The Gordian Knot, Self's Fraud, Self's Punishment, and Self Slaughter--that are currently being translated into English. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375709081
Author:
Schlink, Bernhard
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.01x6.36x.77 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375709081 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In German author Schlink's meandering second crime novel available in English to feature aging PI Gerhard Self (after Self's Punishment), a man named Salger hires Self to locate his missing daughter, Leonore. With little help from the father, Self tracks the missing girl to an insane asylum outside Heidelberg, where he's informed by a doctor that Leo has recently died there in an accident. Self quickly learns, among other details, that the death report is untrue, Leo's father is not really her father and that the case is connected to a top-secret government investigation. Self can be completely off the wall one minute — he lies outrageously to anyone who might have information and breaks-and-enters without compunction — and the next he's as comfortable as an old shoe, having a glass of Riesling and hanging out with his cat, Turbo. The eccentric detective is the big draw, with the less than action-packed investigation coming in a distant second. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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