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Publisher Comments:

A classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader.

 

Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has a intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident. The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov’s secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love. Late one night, however, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a sensitive military project. He is shocked and heartbroken. Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not only bereft, but suspicious of the motivations behind Mr. Bulnakov’s offer. To make matters worse, Georg’s every move is being watched. Determined to find out who Francoise really is, and to foil who ever is tracking him, Georg sets out on an mission that will take him to New York City, where with each step he is dragged deeper and deeper into a deadly whirlpool in which friend and foe are indistinguishable.

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Synopsis:

Struggling as a freelance translator in southern France, heartbroken Georg Polger hopes for an improvement in his circumstances when he inherits a potentially dangerous project translating military construction plans, a job that is complicated by the suspicious actions of a beautiful woman and Georg's discovery that he is being followed. Original. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of The Weekend, as well as the internationally bestselling novels The Reader and Homecoming, as well as the collection of short stories Flights of Love and four prizewinning crime novels—The Gordian Knot, Self's Deception, Self's Punishment, and Self’s Murder. He lives in Berlin and New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307742674
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Author:
Schlink, Bernhard
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101207
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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"Synopsis" by , Struggling as a freelance translator in southern France, heartbroken Georg Polger hopes for an improvement in his circumstances when he inherits a potentially dangerous project translating military construction plans, a job that is complicated by the suspicious actions of a beautiful woman and Georg's discovery that he is being followed. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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