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David's Revenge

by Hans Werner Kettenbach

David's Revenge Synopsis

A visitor from Georgia, a country torn apart by civil war, ends the peaceful existence of a school teacher's family in Germany. Christian Kestner has all but forgotten his stay in Tbilisi seven years before. He begins to worry when he receives a letter from David Ninochvili announcing his visit to Germany. Why is David coming? To seek revenge from Christian, guilty of flirting at the time with David's wife? What are the ties of this unwelcome guest to the different factions now vying for the control of Georgia? Christian becomes intensely suspicious of David's secretive ways, of his attraction to Christian's wife and even to his teenage son. Fear turns into panic, so corrosive that it can transform even the most rational individual into a monster.

David's Revenge Press Reviews

Praise for Black Ice by Hans Werner Kettenbach A Black Ice is a beautifully translated thriller, not a drop of blood on its pages. The nastiness takes place off-stage which makes it all the more threatening.A BBC 2 Television A CultureA A A dark thriller in the Patricia Highsmith tradition. The slow build up to the cruel and bitter ending displays Kettenbach's skill and confirms his reputation as one of Germany's leading crime writers.A Sunday Telegraph A An engrossing novel, another German gem from Bitter Lemon, a book that is both detective story and absorbing character study. The cover cites Simenon and Highsmith in comparison. I'll not quibble with that.A Tangled Web

Book Information

ISBN: 9781904738398
Publication date: 7th May 2009
Author: Hans Werner Kettenbach
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 289 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Hans Werner Kettenbach

Hans Werner Kettenbach was born near Cologne. He is the author of several highly acclaimed novels. He came to writing late in life, publishing his first book at the age of fifty. Previous jobs he has held include construction worker, court stenographer, football journalist, foreign correspondent in New York and, most recently, newspaper editor. His crime novels have won the Jerry-Cotton Prize and the Deutscher-Krimi Prize, and five of them have been made into successful films, including Black Ice, previously published by Bitter Lemon Press.

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