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The First Max Becker Thriller: Short Story


Max and his team hunt Der Mädchenjäger - A deadly Serial Killer
Berlin, the Summer of 1960 - Where is Margrit Rippner? Is she another victim of Der Mädchenjäger, an evil serial killer who has already abducted and murdered nine girls? Detective Otti Jäger comes up with a theory that brings Max and his team closer, but when their plan goes wrong the killer turns his attention on Max's family. The clock is running, they have one last chance to catch the Girl Hunter before he vanishes.

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The First Max Becker Novel

This novel is out May 2019

September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure it won’t be the last. The press dub the killer, Der Waldscharfrichter (The Forest Executioner) and graphic tattoos on the bodies suggest that the victims are Russians with a criminal past.

As more bodies and messages appear, they lead Max and his team to a horrific past event, wounds that run deep in the Berlin psyche, plunging Max into a conflict between his sense of duty and justice.

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A Max Becker Thriller - Short Story

This story is not yet published - Christmas 2019

Wounded on the Eastern Front, along with is radio operator, Max is taken to a front-line hospital for treatment. He meets a nurse, called Anna Fischer and as he recovers his radio operator goes missing. Anna and Dr Paul Schmidt tell Max that other patients have mysteriously disappeared and together they set about finding out why.

This leads them to the shocking discovery of a directive from the Fuhrer.

Turning Max's world upside down, he vows to track down those responsible.

The War intervenes and the case reaches its gripping climax years after the war, in Berlin

 
 
 
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