The Valkyrie Song Paperback
Jan Fabel is a troubled man. His relationships with the women in his life are becoming increasingly complicated: his partner, Susanne, is looking for a deeper commitment.
His daughter is considering joining the police and his ex-wife holds him responsible.
If that weren't enough, after a gap of ten years, a female serial killer - the Angel of St Pauli - again makes the headlines when an English pop star is found in Hamburg's red-light district, dying of the most savage knife wounds.
Links emerge with a series of apparently unrelated events.
A journalist murdered in Norway. The death of a Serbian gangster. And a long-forgotten project by East Germany's Stasi conceived at the height of the Cold War, involving a highly-trained group of female assassins, known by the codename Valkyrie.
Fabel's hunt for the truth will bring him up against the most terrifyingly efficient professional killer.
The ultimate avenging angel.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099522652
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Review by devenish
This is the fifth in the Jan Fabel,Hamburgh Police series. They are all thrilling and gory reads which should ideally be read in order to obtain the best enjoyment. In 'The Valkyrie Song' we go back to the days of the German Democratic Republic of the 1980's and a secret plan,thought up by The Ministry of State Security (or Stasi). This involves the training of a small group of female killers,known as Valkyries,working under deep cover,and sent out to assassinate those who are selected to die,by their controller.Years later,a series of killings begin again,which have the hall-mark of the original Valkyrie murders. Principal Chief Commissar Fabel together with his team from previous books is brought in to investigate a death in the Reeperbahn district and things escalate from there on.The Hamburgh series is fast-paced and well written and plotted. The venue is different from the norm and we are given an excellent insight into the city and the surroundings too.