1.0 out of 5 starsNot nearly as interesting as "Berlin Babylon"
6 June 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
This seventh Rath novel is long, derivative, and discursive. Kutscher is among the successful authors whose publisher -- or Kutscher himself -- turns an interesting first book into a series of repetitive, lengthy, and ever less worthwhile books. German reading level MLA 3, with a dash of Berliner dialect.
Oberkommisar Rath gets in the midst of a very thick Nationalsozialist plot and does his best to complicate it, with the background given by Marlow's own story, Charly's past and the unlikely efforts of Charly-as-anwaltin with Marlow's half-Chinese chieftain.
I loved the characters and the mood of the times, excellent and enjoyable as in every item in the series. The end game is beautiful and sets the scene for the eighth, which I am already waiting for. Maybe the Olympics?