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Publisher's Summary

Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin’s underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance, with Detective Gereon Rath on the job. 

As Rath grows bored and takes on a private case for his seedy pal Johann Marlow, he soon finds himself in the middle of a Berlin street war. Meanwhile Rath’s on-off girlfriend, Charly, lets a young woman she is interrogating escape, and soon her investigations cross Rath’s from the other side. 

Berlin is a divided city where two worlds are about to collide: the world of the American gangster and the expanding world of Nazism.

©2018 Volker Kutscher (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Better than Silent Death! Here come the Nazis!

I really enjoyed Goldstein and found it to be much more focused than Silent Death.

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Great fiction, well narrated!

I watched the TV series and it was excellent. But I love the books! It’s hard to find good old fashioned detective stories; the Gereon Rath series fits the bill! I highly recommend these books by Volker Kutscher.

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The best yet

The plots are deeper, the thirties move along, the characters have more complexity. If you liked the other Gereon Rath books you will love this one! Mark Meadows gets 5 stars, too!

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The rise of Nazism begins!!!

The over all bad guys okay, but what made this story more interesting than the other two books was that we are beginning to see the effects of the Great Depression and the repercussions its having on German society, and not just on the average German worker, but on the police too. The love story is a bit weak it like a soap opera and to would have been good to go a little bit deeper into the German underworld. Overall the book was great a must read for this great series.

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love it.

love this book! Great narrator and great to read. Volker kutcher is my favourite author.

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NOT A WINNER

I'm not sure if its the translation or the original text but the writing is lame (E.g. His temper rose like a thermometer in boiling water) and the story moves so slowly and predictably I want to increase the speed to 2x just to get it over with. Too bad.

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I don't speak German!

The header said this was in English read by Mark Meadows. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series. However, this one is in German, though the description states otherwise. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a response from audible on this. Maybe I was using the wrong language.

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lacks pace

decent narration as with the other two books in the series but I felt this one limped along.

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