Self's Punishment

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

byBernhard Schlink, Walter Popp

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As a young man, Gerhard Self served as a Nazi prosecutor. After the war he was barred from the judicial system and so became a private investigator. He has never, however, forgotten his complicity in evil.

Hired by a childhood friend, the aging Self searches for a prankish hacker who’s invaded the computer system of a Rhineland chemical plant. But his investigation leads to murder, and from there to the charnel house of Germany’s past, where the secrets of powerful corporations lie among the bones of numberless dead. What ensues is a taut, psychologically complex, and densely atmospheric moral thriller featuring a shrewd, self-mocking protagonist.


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As a young man, Gerhard Self served as a Nazi prosecutor. After the war he was barred from the judicial system and so became a private investigator. He has never, however, forgotten his complicity in evil.Hired by a childhood friend, the aging Self searches for a prankish hacker who’s invaded the computer system of a Rhineland chemical...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307427668

ISBN - 13:9780307427663

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Translated from German, Self's Punishment is about how you never forget your mistakes in life. As a young man, Gerhard Self served as a Nazi prosecutor. After the war he was barred from the judicial system and so became a private investigator. He has never, however, forgotten his complicity in evil. Bernhard Schlink is an amazing writer. This is seriously one of the best books I have ever read!
Date published: 2006-08-02