Raymond Chandler, please meet Frederick Forsyth! Shades of The Third Man: dark, gritty, compelling, the way a hard-boiled detective yarn should be. We're in an Eastern European country, 1948. The Russians are in charge; the cold war and the Berlin airlift are under way. Truth doesn't exist, misery is everywhere and a 22 year old freshly minted cop is on his first day at his new job. He is assigned to a case that no one wants to see solved.
This one has it all: an alluring woman whose life is in danger; corrupt politicos pulling hidden strings; jaded, hard-drinking cops; disreputable bars; sleazy prostitutes; dark alleyways; crumbling waterfront neighborhoods; dead bodies appearing everywhere. And no answers. What more could a noir enthusiast ask for?