Fatal Lies (Liebermann Papers, Book 3)

Fatal Lies (Liebermann Papers, Book 3)

Frank Tallis


The eagerly awaited 3rd novel within the Max Liebermann sequence — literature’s first psychoanalytic detective — is ready intercourse, the desire to strength and deception.

Vienna, 1903. within the rambling hillside edifice that's St. Florian’s army tuition, a tender cadet is located useless, his physique lacerated with razor wounds. once more, Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on his good friend — and disciple of Freud — medical professional Max Liebermann, to aid him investigate.

In the closed society of the varsity, strength is every thing, and suspicion falls on an elite team of cadets with a penchant for sadism and hazardous video games. while it really is chanced on that the lifeless boy used to be a widespread visitor of the deputy headmaster’s beautiful spouse, different factors for homicide recommend themselves.

A tangled net of relationships and darkish secrets and techniques is exposed, which Liebermann, utilizing new psychoanalytic instruments similar to dream interpretation and the ink-blot try out, starts off to probe. whilst, he reveals himself romantically concerned with a mysterious Hungarian live performance violinist, Trezska Novak, a girl talented with uncannily exact intuitions. back, all isn't what it kind of feels, and Liebermann is drawn into the perilous international of espionage. the alternatives he's compelled to make will threaten the full balance of the Habsburg Empire.

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