Absolutely Brilliant. I loved this book . great story. exciting location. and more character development. you can read this as a stand alone novel but the best way is as part of the series.You learn so muh more with each story and Bernie Gnther is becoming one of the most rounded detectives in fiction. One quibble he finds a babe every where, they fall for him and it doesn't work out ( no further spoilers) A love interest is all very well but it all seems to easy. Any way i am already to follow Bernie to Cuba.