The Carnival Master, Paperback
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The Cologne police know a woman is going to die. They know the day it will happen. And they're powerless to stop it. They call on an outside expert: Jan Fabel, head of Hamburg's Murder Squad and Germany's leading authority on serial killers.

Fabel is on the point of leaving the police for good, but Carnival in Cologne is a time when the world goes crazy, and he is drawn into the hunt for the Carnival Cannibal.

What he doesn't know is that he is on a collision course with a crack special forces unit from Ukraine and a disturbed colleague with a score to settle.

Fabel finds himself on a trail of betrayal and vengeance, violence and death. And once more he faces his greatest enemy. The true Master of the Carnival.




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It is Carnival time in Cologne and a killer is on the prowl. Jan Fabel,who is the head of Hamburg's Murder Squad becomes involved in the hunt for this strange killer,'The Clown',who after strangling the victims,slices away an exact amount of flesh,which is later cooked and eaten.At the same time his old enemy,the Ukrainian,Viktor Vitrenko has surfaced,and is again causing havoc with his criminal activities.This is a roller-coaster of a read which I for one could not put down until the end.A word of warning however and that is that is is quite important to read this book,which is the fourth in the series,in order.In other words First read 'Blood Eagle',follow this with 'Brother Grimm,then 'Eternal' and finally this one. If you don't then you will miss out on the continuing story of Jan Fabel and his team.

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Chief Commissar Jan Fabel goes to Cologne during Karneval to help give advice on a serial killer investigation.The ability of Craig Russell to weave a tale of mystery and not bore with a serial killer is very talented. He used three to four interwoven stories to keep the reader from getting board all culminating at the end for one fascinating novel. He also has excellent character development and no one person is safe.

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