The freelance author Thomas Ziebula primarily writes fantasy and historical novels. In 2001 he was awarded the German Fantasy Writing Prize. Red Judas is his first crime novel and impressively unites Ziebula’s passion for German history and thrilling crime stories. The author lives with his family near Karlsruhe.
Leipzig, 1920. Haunted by traumatic memories of the trenches and the death of his wife, Stainer throws himself into his work: the body of a soldier has been found in the park. Was this former member of a Jewish student organisation murdered by right-wing radicals? Another dead soldier is pulled out of the Rhine near Basel. A cigarette case made by the Adamek company from Leipzig is found on his body. Adrian, one of the three Adamek brothers, fell in the war, as Stainer finds out from his brother Konrad.
The third brother, Roman, has connections to right-wing groups. Stainer follows the trail without noticing a storm brewing on another front – this will be dangerous, and not only for him.