Martin Mahle, deputy head of the counterintelligence department of Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency, falls into a hornet's nest, when he witnesses a failed attempt to assassinate the wife of the German Secretary of Defence. The events are getting more dangerous. Mahle's friend, who works at the London Institute for Strategic Studies is shot. In the house of his friend, Mahle finds secret information, connecting the assassinations of the Defence Secretary's wife and the scientist. Step by step, he's getting more clues about a secret organisation of high-ranked senior soldiers and scientists. Also, the unscrupulous Secretary of Defence has his fingers in the dirty game for oil and power ... Although the original version was published in 1999 already, this book has lost nothing of its relevance and explosive force up till now. In a thrilling way, a problem is described, that could become a similar threat like the increasing shortage of the water resources.
The author Martin Mahle was born in 1966 on the Isle of Lindau in the Lake of Constance. After completing his apprenticeship as a banker, he also completed his part-time studies as a bank economist. From 1985 on he worked for an internationally reknown banking group in Lindau, Regensburg, Gunzburg and Munich. At present he works for this bank in Augsburg as a senior relationship manager for large companies and lives with his wife and children in Neusass. While serving with the German Army's 1st Mountain Division the German Armed Forces medal of honour was awarded to him in late 1988. He is also known for his other espionage-thrillers "Neujahr," "Sturm Schatten" and "Beth Narin," all in German language, as well as for his English-written military history work "The lonesome Commander" and his factbook "Fussball ist Zufall!." All books are available in printed and eBook-format."