Self's Deception

Self's Deception

Book - 2007
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Gerhard Self, the dour private detective, returns in this riveting crime novel about terrorism, governmental cover-up, and the treacherous waters where they mix.

Leo Salger, the daughter of a powerful Bonn bureaucrat, is missing, and Self has been hired to find her. His investigation initially leads him to a psych ward at a local hospital, where he is made to believe that Leo fell from a window and died. Self soon discovers, however, that Leo is alive and well and that she was involved in a terrorist incident the government is feverishly trying to keep under wraps. The result is a wildly entertaining, superbly nuanced thriller that follows one detective's desire to uncover the truth, wherever it may lead.
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2007
ISBN: 9780375709081
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Constantine, Peter 1963-


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Dec 07, 2013

This is one of the several stories about an aging private detective, and in this case his attempt is solving the mystery of a missing young girl. The book is a tad long for the plot, though.


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