Fear of Dark Water

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Hutchinson, 2011 - Cults - 335 pages
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Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel of the Murder Commission fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer who stalks his victims through internet social network sites, then dumps their bodies in waterways around the city. But the truth of the situation is far more complex and even more sinister. Fabel's investigations lead him to a secretive environmental Doomsday cult called 'Pharos', the brainchild of a reclusive, crippled billionaire, Dominik Korn. Fabel's skills as a policeman are tested to their utmost as he finds himself drawn into an unfamiliar, high tech world of cyberspace, where anyone can be anybody or anything they want. And he quickly realises that he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted.

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User Review  - ebyrne41 - LibraryThing

This is the 6th title in the Jan Fabel series and involves the Hamburg police detective trying to catch a serial killer, identify a torso, locate a missing woman, and investigate a car burning ... Read full review

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not up to usual standards. the book got involved in scientific stuff which does not interest me. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Craig Russell was born in England and is also known as Christopher Galt. He is a short story writer and novelist. His special interest in post-war German history is reflected in his Fabel series, which includes historical themes. In 2007 he was awarded the Polizeistern (Police Star) by the Hamburg Police. He is the first non-German to ever receive this award. Russell also won the 2008 CWA Dagger in the Library Award. He was also a finalist for the 2013 Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Dead Men and Broken Hearts. In 2015 his novel, The Ghosts of Altona won the Scottish Crime Novel of the Year at the Bloody Scotland Festival.

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