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Siren of the Watersby Michael Genelin
Synopses & Reviews
In the end, we must acknowledge that we have been held spellbound by a master storyteller. Highly recommended.--Library Journal Starred Review
A truly fine novel. It's filled with exactitude of place and people, taking us into a world that seethes with dangerous secrets. On that treacherous journey, Michael Genelin makesunfamiliar worlds seem knowable, and does so with great style.--Pete Hamill, author of North River
A terrific novel by a man who knows crime, knowsEurope, and knows how to write. Siren of the Waters is a genuine pleasure.--Thomas Perry, author of Silence
Jana Matinova entered the Czechoslovak police force asa young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter's respect for her. But she has never stopped being a seeker of justice.
Now, as a commander in the Slovak police force, she liaises with colleagues across Europe as they track the mastermind of an international criminal operation involved in, among other crimes, humantrafficking. Her investigation takes her from Ukraine to Strasbourg, from Vienna to Nice, in a hunt for a ruthless killer and the beautiful young Russian woman he is determined either to capture or destroy.
Michael Genelin, a graduate of UCLA and the UCLA Law School, has served in the LA District Attorney's Office and the US Department of Justice in Central Europe. He haswritten for film and has been an adviser to television series. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Paris.
From the Hardcover edition.
Jana entered the Czechoslovak police force as a young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The Communist regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter's respect for her. But she has never stopped being a seeker of justice.
Now, she has risen to the rank of commander in the Slovak police force and is based in the capital, Bratislava, a crossroads of Central Europe. She liases with colleagues across the continent to track a master criminal whose crimes include extortion, murder, kidnapping and the operation of a vast human trafficking network.
This investigation takes her from Kiev in Ukraine to Strasbourg in France, from Vienna to Nice, as she searches for a ruthless killer and the beautiful young Russian woman he is determined either to capture or destroy.
About the Author
Michael Genelin is a graduate of UCLA and UCLA Law School. He has served as a consultant for the US State Department and USAID in Central Europe, Africa, Asia, and Haiti. He lives with his wife in Paris.
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