Jan Tommen Investigation

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

Until the Debt Is Paid Publisher's Summary

Berlin detective Jan Tommen expected to wake up with a hangover - not a murder charge. But a well-known judge has been brutally killed and hard evidence places Jan at the crime scene. When disturbing gaps in Jan’s memory make finding an alibi impossible, the case against him looks open and shut.

Faced with life on the inside, Jan flees police custody to take refuge with an old friend deeply enmeshed in the capital’s seedy underworld. Hampered by a citywide manhunt, Jan soon finds that investigating leads while eluding capture isn’t easy. Before long, he’s relying on a team of misfits for help, including an icy blonde medical examiner and a brilliant but reclusive computer whiz.

When a lucky break leads Jan to connect the murders to a heinous trafficking ring, the team risks it all to find answers. Meanwhile, the body count continues to rise and the police department starts to close in. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jan must identify the true killer - before his time finally runs out.

©2014 Orson Scott Card (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with the Barbara Bova Literary Agency.
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  • Book 1

    • Until the Debt Is Paid

    • By: Alexander Hartung, Steve Anderson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Berlin detective Jan Tommen expected to wake up with a hangover - not a murder charge. But a well-known judge has been brutally killed and hard evidence places Jan at the crime scene. When disturbing gaps in Jan’s memory make finding an alibi impossible, the case against him looks open and shut. Faced with life on the inside, Jan flees police custody to take refuge with an old friend deeply enmeshed in the capital’s seedy underworld.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Dellyn on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Grave Intent

    • Jan Tommen Investigation, Book 2
    • By: Alexander Hartung, Steve Anderson - translator
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Late one night, a man calls the local emergency line. He's in a cemetery, and he's just discovered a freshly dug grave marked with a wooden cross bearing his name. The dispatcher thinks it's the ravings of a drunk - until the police find the man's body the next day. What seemed like a morbid prank soon becomes a living nightmare for Berlin detective Jan Tommen. Recently reinstated to the force after a harrowing case's tragic conclusion, Jan enlists his friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Unusual and Complicated Tale

    • By carina on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49