excellent german novel
, December 28, 2020
I read the German version. The Novel has two Books [Band 1/1 and Band 2/2]
The German engineer Thomas Heger ends up in police custody in the Philippines for strange reasons. He has to endure there under inhuman conditions and fight for his innocence. The allegations against him weigh heavily and are due to a hysteria that can be found in countries like this when it comes to se. tourism, ab..... of minors and so on.
The cultural differences are great and make it difficult for the German to develop a strategy to defend themselves. If you read carefully, you will find out, that the German are constantly receiving tips on how to solve their problem. They are Asians and they rarely address problems and their solutions directly. And so Thomas Heger does not understand the many hints and hints in half-sentences, cannot assemble the puzzle, or only realizes far too late how badly he was and is being played along.
For the reader, however, the story is built through Heger's eyes and so some aha-effects come to the daylight.
The author knows how to use the arc of tension abd thrill skilfully, but also allows his readers to take short breaks to breathe, for example when he philosophizes in flowery words about the barren rural life or very affectionate ones about glue-sniffing street children or the alleged five little victims. This is described so realistically that your eyes get wet.
5 stars for ideas, implementation, excitement and entertainment!