Operation Rubicon - Thriller
ca. 800 pages
Andreas Pflüger was born in 1957. He is one of Germany’s most renowned scriptwriters.
Among his multiple-award-winning scripts are The Ninth Day and Strike, both directed by Volker Schlöndorff, as well as over twenty episodes of Tatort. Once And For All is his second novel.
A seemingly hopeless fight against a power-hungry cartel – perfectly choreographed and thrilling until the end. An explosive thriller with an elegantly woven plot filled with insider knowledge that leaves a lasting impression.
It’s the first real case for young prosecutor Sophie Wolf: she is meant to lead a special Federal Criminal Police Office operation fighting illegal arms trade. The fact that her father, with whom she hasn’t spoken to since she was a little child, is the president of the BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office) doesn’t make the whole thing easier. The operation ends disastrously: two high-ranking mafia bosses liquidated, one officer dead after a container filled with weapons exploded, one informant shot at the airport. Everything points towards a new cartel that is trying to conquer the international arms and drugs trade by means of blackmail, corruption and murder. The president of the BKA chooses a dangerous path going forward: he founds the Rubicon Group. Only five people know about it: Sophie and four of the president’s most trusted colleagues. And maybe that’s one too many…
»A highly gripping thriller that connects politics, the economy and organised crime.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
»The first German thriller for a long time that is of international calibre.« Deutschlandfunk
»The story is incredibly exciting and extensively researched – a great thriller, an unbelievably gripping book.« Dominique Horwitz, 08.06.2016
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