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By Philip Kerr

A terrifyingly prescient cult vintage via the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy

LONDON, 2013. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions-even with the frequent executive use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the "punitive coma." appealing, whip-smart, and pushed by way of demons of her personal, Detective Isadora "Jake" Jacowicz needs to cease a assassin, code-named "Wittgenstein," who has taken it upon himself to cast off any guy who has confirmed posi­tive for an inclination in the direction of violent behavior-even if his sufferer hasn't ever dedicated against the law.

Philip Kerr is successful extra acclaim than ever for his loved Bernie Gunther sequence and-with Kerr's better profile-A Philosophical research is poised to seize an all-new readership with its riveting story of a killer whose highbrow brilliance is matched simply via his homicidal insanity.

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A Philosophical Investigation

A terrifyingly prescient cult vintage by way of the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy

LONDON, 2013. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions-even with the frequent executive use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the "punitive coma. " appealing, whip-smart, and pushed by means of demons of her personal, Detective Isadora "Jake" Jacowicz needs to cease a assassin, code-named "Wittgenstein," who has taken it upon himself to do away with any guy who has demonstrated posi­tive for a bent in the direction of violent behavior-even if his sufferer hasn't ever devoted a criminal offense.

Philip Kerr is profitable extra acclaim than ever for his liked Bernie Gunther sequence and-with Kerr's greater profile-A Philosophical research is poised to trap an all-new readership with its riveting story of a killer whose highbrow brilliance is matched purely via his homicidal insanity.

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Feet drag; there is much thoughtful drinking of coffee. Departures are prompt, arrivals late or present only in the flesh. Six o'clock, for all practical purposes, means six-fifteen or six-thirty. No harm comes of this circumstance. Patients who have not rested well are now fatigued and asleep. Those who have rested are well able to wait upon the satisfaction of their needs and wants. And, naturally, where a real emergency exists, it will be promptly—if sleepily—provided for. Patient is in convulsions?

HUMPHREY VAN TWYNE Thir sure, sure you are and I'm Henry the Eighth I'm Mr. God and this is my oldest boy Jesus now let's be reasonable, sergeant, I'm really if I can make a telephone call. " It was hot and he had to do something. Nownownow NOW GET WISE HUMPY BOY. You want to hang onto your machinery, what there is left of it? Well, you'd better start popping off, then, and I'm crapping you negative. You want to leave with Balls? Still sore aren't they? That little bitch. BALLS? Remember them, all right, don't you?

5 Doctor Murphy went down the steps to the first landing, turned left down a narrow wrought iron-railed mezzanine, and proceeded to the southernmost wing of the house where his own room was located. He dressed, whistling, feeling unusually pleased with himself. All his impulses had inclined him to shove Nurse Baker into her room, shake her until her teeth rattled, paddle her little round butt until she couldn't sit down, herd her out of the house and hurl her clothes after her. That was what he had wanted to do, and a man less strong-willed—a man lacking the perfect self-control which he had so definitely demonstrated—would have done that.

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