The Fatherland Files by Volker Kutscher (Gereon Rath #4)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 3.1 Mb
The Fatherland Files: 1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator in the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, far from any standing water. Inspector Gereon Rath’s hunt for a mysterious contract killer has stalled, but this new case will take him to a small town on the Polish border and confrontation with the rising Nazi party.
“Charly didn’t seem to notice that they turned off from Hardenbergstrasse as soon as they reached Steinplatz. When he opened the passenger door on Carmerstrasse, however, she looked around curiously. He lifted the dog out of the tip-up seat, then the suitcases, and marched towards the building behind Kirie, who already knew the way, glad that Charly couldn’t see his smile. She followed them up the small exterior staircase into a bright, marble-panelled stairwell.
‘Good morning, Herr Rath,’ the porter said from his lodge.
‘What’s going on?’ Charly whispered, as they stood by the lifts more or less out of earshot. ‘Where are we?’
‘Patience. You’ll see.’
Rath pressed the button and the lift door opened. He didn’t have to tell the boy where they were headed, and when they emerged onto the third floor, Charly could scarcely believe her eyes.
He took the key from his pocket and opened up, and Kirie disappeared straight inside. Opening the door wide he set the cases down on the marble floor in the hall, turning away so that Charly couldn’t see his grin. Only now had she spotted the brass plate next to the door.
Rath, it said simply. He hadn’t wanted to commit himself to an initial. At least not yet.
‘I don’t believe it,’ she said, stepping inside.
‘I thought I’d upsize a little,’ he said, helping her out of her coat. ‘Don’t you want to look around?”