The Second Rider

The Second Rider

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Synopsis

First in historical crime series by "the new star of Austrian crime fiction." (Kronen Zeitung)

Most of the remaining population of Vienna in the ruins of World War I is surviving by its wits, living hand to mouth in a city rife with crime, prostitution, and grotesquely wounded beggars. Post-war Vienna is a deeply scarred city where the glories of the Hapsburg Empire are but a fading memory, where the black market is the only market and shortages of vital goods create countless opportunities for unscrupulous operators. 

Into this cauldron of vice comes Inspector August Emmerich, a veteran whose ambitions lead him to break the rules when necessary and whose abiding wish is to join the Viennese major crimes unit. When a corpse is found in the woods outside the city and immediately labelled a suicide, Emmerich, convinced it was nothing of the sort, sees a chance to prove his mettle. But his investigations will reveal a more insidious and homicidal urge lurking in the city than even he anticipates.

Book information

ISBN: 9781609454722
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: World Noir
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 833.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 410g
Height: 209mm
Width: 149mm
Spine width: 25mm