The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

Book - 2015
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"The body of 92-year-old Jossi Goldberg, Holocaust survivor and American citizen, is found shot to death execution-style in his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at the murder scene. The autopsy reveals an old and unsuccessfully covered tattoo on the corpse's arm--a blood type marker once used by Hitler's SS. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein are faced with a riddle. Was the old man not Jewish after all? Who was he, really? Two more, similar murders happen--one of a wheelchair-bound old lady in a nursing home, and one of a man with a cellar filled with Nazi paraphernalia--and slowly the connections between the victims becomes evident"--Amazon.com.
Published: New York, NY :, Minotaur Books,, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780312604264
0312604262
Branch Call Number: F NEU
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Murray, Steven T. - Translator

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maipenrai
Nov 06, 2016

The third book in the Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein series. FIRST IN THE TRANSLATED SERIES.

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DonnaMeness
Oct 30, 2016

Great story, complete with various multifaceted twists in the plot.

An reoccurring theme regarding the spoils of war....that killers would reinvent themselves & take over the identity & lives of those they killed.

It reminds us that those commit the greatest harm don't always stay in the dark.

Hint: German Reich tattoos

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Doris527
Nov 05, 2015

A real page turner with so many twists and turns I had to put down occasionally to digest what was happening. Why do Jewish men have SS Nazi tattoos on their arms? Read and find out for yourself!! Very good book

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posie12
Apr 03, 2015

Good, but you almost need a scorecard to keep track.

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emerge
Mar 06, 2015

This is a great series following German detectives Pia Kirchoff & her boss Oliver Bodenstein.
Book #3 delves into the past of four elderly people after 2 are killed execution style, in quick succession. They all lived through WW11 & had ties to Nazi activity but it's not clear which side they were on.
Pia & Oliver are hampered by powerful individuals inside the police force & out. Someone wants to expose the victims' history but they are equally matched by those that want it to remain secret.
It's fast paced, intricately plotted & full of red herrings. As clues are uncovered, you find yourself shifting from one character to another as the possible "bad guy".
Pia & Oliver are both dealing with changes in their personal lives but this never overwhelms the main plot line. They've been working together for a couple of years now & the horrific fallout from these murders as well as office politics only cements their partnership.
Great fast paced read that will keep you guessing.

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