Wolf Harlander was born in 1958 in Nuremberg and studied journalism, politics and political economics at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. After working as a trainee at a daily newspaper and completing an apprenticeship at the German School of Journalism he worked for daily newspapers, radio, television and as editor of the economic publications Capital and Wirtschaftswoche. Today he lives in Munich as a writer.
The whole of Germany is in search of the most vital resource in the world: water
At first there is great jubilation at the first summer of the century. Unbroken sunshine means packed open-air pools. Hydrologist Julius Denner and IT specialist Elsa Forsberg are the only ones warning that the heat is soon going to intensify– with grave consequences. Nobody takes their warnings seriously.
That is, until the first rivers run dry, forest fires get out of control and planners are forced to decommission nuclear power stations. A succession of crisis summits follows in Berlin and Brussels. All over Europe people are frantically searching for the most vital resource in the world: water. As civilisation threatens to collapse around them, Julius and Elsa desperately attempt to stop the crisis in its tracks. In doing so they become the targets of higher powers, who have an entirely different agenda...