Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Reader, as well as four prize-winning crime novels-The Gordian Knot, Self's Fraud, Self's Punishment, and Self Slaughter--that are currently being translated into English. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.
"A sophisticated, chilling and superbly written thriller."
--Michael Dibdin, author of Back to Bologna
"A delightfully unique protagonist, a marvelous complex
--Mike Lawson, bestselling author of The Second Perimeter "Immensely pleasurable and deeply intriguing. Schlink has crafted a novel rich with the comforts of insight and humanity."
--Dan Fesperman, author of The Prisoner of Guant namo "From this highly gifted writer another delightfully winding crime story, told with bleak and bitter irony."
--H kan Nesser, author of The Return