Annotations for Brenner and God


Baker & Taylor
Simon Brenner tries to get away from stressful detective work by taking a chauffeur job shuttling a two-year-old girl between her parents in Munich and Vienna, but he is soon back to his old ways when the girl is kidnapped under his watch.

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Random House, Inc.
Introducing one of Europe's most widely popular detective series

Wanting out of high-stress detective work, Simon Brenner takes a calming job as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old girl back and forth in a soothing ride along the Autobahn between her father, a construction tycoon in Munich, and her mother, an abortion doctor in Vienna.

Except then one day he stops at a gas station to buy the little girl a chocolate bar and comes back to find she's been kidnapped . . . and suddenly he's out of a job, thoroughly stressed out, and a detective again.

With no shortage of leads--both the father's latest development and the mother's clinic are under siege by protestors--Brenner makes his way through a powerful cast of characters and a growing pile of bodies to solve the crime in the only way he knows how: By being in precisely the right place at the worst possible time.

Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that's even sharper, and one of the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever.

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