From the Publisher
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.
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.
About the Book
From the bestselling author of "The Reader" and the Gerhard Self mysteries, comes this classic noir thriller about love and deception.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: December 7, 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0375725563
ISBN - 13: 9780375725562