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2020 Longlist

Damnation

Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Dead clients are bad for business, something that Tom Winter, head of security at a private Swiss bank, knows only too well. When a helicopter explosion kills a valuable client and a close colleague, Winter teams up with the mysterious Egyptian businesswoman Fatima Hakim to expose the truth behind their deaths.

Together they follow the money trail around the world and back into the Swiss mountains, the NSA watching their every move. As they start closing in on the truth, Winter and Fatima turn from being the hunters to the hunted, finding themselves in a deadly, high-stakes race against the clock.

About the Author

Peter Beck studied Psychology, Philosophy and Economics in Bern, Switzerland, where he also gained a doctorate in Psychology. He divides his time between writing the Tom Winter thrillers and helping businesses to shape their corporate culture. Damnation is his debut novel . He lives in Bern.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Peter
Beck

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Jamie
Bulloch

Jamie Bulloch is the translator of novels by Timur Vermes, Birgit Vanderbeke, Arno Geiger, Steven Uhly, Robert Menasse and Roland Schimmelpfennig, and of crime novels by Romy Hausmann, Sebastian Fitzek and Oliver Bottini. For his translation of Birgit Vanderbeke’s The Mussel Feast he was the winner of the Schlegel-Tieck Prize.

Jamie Bulloch is the translator of novels by Timur Vermes, Birgit Vanderbeke, Arno Geiger, Steven Uhly, Robert Menasse and Roland Schimmelpfennig, and of crime novels by Romy Hausmann, Sebastian Fitzek and Oliver Bottini. For his translation of Birgit Vanderbeke’s The Mussel Feast he was the winner of the Schlegel-Tieck Prize.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

The author packs current political world affairs into a gripping thriller. He lets his protoganist visit locations in Switzerland and all over the world. The genuine descriptions of these places are exciting to read. This book is the first in a series about this protagonist, it is a turn pager and very well written.

Universitätsbibliothek Bern, Switzerland

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
Switzerland
Original Language
German
Author
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Translator
Jamie Bulloch
Translation
Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

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