Born in Munich in 1988 to German and Vietnamese parents, Jenny-Mai Nuyen has been writing stories since she was five years old. She wrote her first screenplay aged ten, and her first novel at 13. Her debut novel, Nijura – Das Erbe der Elfenkrone, marked her out as one of Germany’s best new talents. After studying film at New York University, Jenny-Mai Nuyen now lives in Berlin, studies philosophy and focusses on writing professionally.
Adam Eli enjoys his successful career as a ghost writer, and is doing everything he can to forget his troubled criminal youth. Willenja, with whom he was once in love, is the only link back to his former life. The last time they met seems like ages ago, and he still doesn’t know if she was the one that landed him in trouble. Balthus, an internet tycoon, promises to provide him with answers if Adam agrees to help track down Will, who has stolen the prototype for an artificial intelligence system. But what’s her motive? Extortion? Or is she planning a terrorist attack? A desperate hunt begins through the rain forest of Bolivia, and Abu Dhabi and Tokyo…
A gripping thriller about what it means to be human: psychologically complex, fast-paced and written in a compellingly lucid style.