Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. DJ not clipped. 392 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1997. ISBN: 0312154836. In Berlin a political activist is gunned down in the street. In Paraguay a smuggler is killed in a hit-and-run. And then an elderly German businessman puts a gun in his mouth in his luxurious South American mansion. Joseph Volkmann, a member of an elite European security force, finds himself drawn into the mystery of the brutal deaths, investigating a link between the seemingly random cases that cost the journalist who connected them his life.