DAMNATION

'Terrific thriller! Smart and savvy.' 

Mark Gimenez (The Colour of Law

 

Published by Point Blank,

the crime imprint of Oneworld,

twice winner of the Man Booker Prize.

 


Dead clients are bad for business, something Tom Winter, head of security for a discrete Swiss private bank, knows all too well. After a helicopter explodes, leaving behind the charred bodies of a client and a close colleague, he teams up with Fatima, a mysterious Egyptian businesswoman.

 

Together they follow the money trail around the world and back into the Swiss mountains, the NSA watching their every move. When taciturn Winter, a former special forces commander, closes in on the truth, they turn from being the hunters to the hunted and realize they are in a deadly, high-stakes race against the clock.

 

Originally published in German (2013), now translated by Jamie Bulloch and brought to you by Point Blank (2018), an imprint of Oneworld, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize.     

 

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Reader reviews

"Smart, analytical and mind-blowing!" T.G. 

 

“A terrific debut!“ T.H. - “Fascinating” C.H. - “World-class.” C.G. - “Excellent cliff hangers.” K.I. - “I devoured this book!” P.T. - “Smart, analytical and erotic. Mind-blowing!“ T.G. - “A truly gripping thriller.” A.B. - “A must-read!“ D.M - “I had a very short night!” N.T. “Extremely gripping. I've seldom read a book, so densely packed with action scenes.” U.K. - “Full of word plays and eloquence.” A.C. - “To be honest, I'm really impressed.” C.F. - “Absorbing story against a very realistic backdrop.” T.G. - “I put aside the latest book by my favourite author and read it in one breath! It’s full of suspense right up until the end.” S.D. - “Thrilling!” M.I. - “Linguistic virtuosity at an astoundingly high level.” E.H. - “Cool hero. As good as John Grisham!” T.S. - “THE tip for cold days!“ C.M. - “Hopefully the next winter will come soon.” F.G.

 

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Media reviews

"No Swiss author writes better thrillers"  Lesefieber

 

“Top-notch crime fiction!” Buchjournal - “Breath-taking action.” Buchmagazin - “Utterly convincing thriller” Neue Westfälische - “Brilliantly constructed thriller!” Deutsche Presse Agentur dpa - “Great storyteller, intelligent reading.” Berner Zeitung - “Awesome!” Coopzeitung - “A truly international thriller” Rhein-Main-Magazin - “Fast-paced international thriller” Tourbillon Magazin - “Ingenious, tough thriller” Lübeck Kultur-Magazin - “Fascinating hero.” Anzeiger von Saanen und Gstaad - “Fast, cool and laconic, with strong women.” Sakida Interviewmagazin, Hamburg - “His name is Winter, Tom Winter.” Der Bund - “Thriller à la James Bond.” Könizer Zeitung - “Captivates readers immediately. Swiss James Bond” (9 out of 10) Krimikiosk - “Great suspense guaranteed, dry humour.” Das Hauptstadt Magazin - “Convincing, gripping.” ekz Bibliotheksservice - “Laconic and dramatic.” Telepolis - “Strong characters.” Berner Oberländer - “Gripping holiday reading.” Seniorenweb - “Breath-taking story, great finale” Buch der Woche - “Wham, bam. Scenes of deadly danger.” Thuner Tagblatt - “Great arc of suspense. Gripping from the first page to the end.” Lebenszeit - “Specacular debut.” Österreichischer Kulturpass - “Cult figure Tom Winter” Thuner Tagblatt - “My favourite investigator!” Stephanus Buchhandlung - “Accomplished characterisation.” Der Bund - “Great storytelling” Leserkanone - “Beck delivers!” Berliner Bande - “Outstanding thriller. Fascinating investigator” Tatort - “Cool, matter-of-fact, fast.” Meine-Kommissare(dot)de - “Perfect action cinema!” Laberladen - “Fast-paced” 20Minuten - “A page-turner” 100 Geschichten - “Sophisticated suspense” Dorfzeitung(dot)com - “Action-packed” Luzerner Zeitung - “The reader gets sucked in” Lesart - “From page-turner to chamber drama” Thriller&Krimiclub - “Definitely recommended reading!” Kriminetz - “Brilliant characters.” Finanz&Wirtschaft - “No Swiss author writes better thrillers” Lesefieber

 

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Peter Beck

 Meet the author

 

 


 

 

Peter Beck studied Psychology, Philosophy and Economics in Bern, where he also gained a doctorate in Psychology. He did his military service as a cyclist in the Swiss Army and has a black belt in judo. Having done an MBA in Manchester, UK, he went on to become an executive board member of a large Swiss company and sat on several non-executive boards.

 

Today he is his own boss and divides his time between writing the Tom Winter thrillers and supporting businesses in shaping their corporate culture. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the German-speaking crime writers' association, Syndikat.  He is fluent in English.    

 

Contact the author: info@peter-beck.net

The team behind the series 

 

Tanja Howarth Literary Agency

19 New Row

London WC2N 4LA

England

+44 (0)20 7240 5553

 

tanja.howarth@btinternet.com

 

 Jamie Bulloch

Translator

42 Lorn Road

SW9 0AD London

England

 

Wikipedia profile

 

Oneworld Publications

Point Blank

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WC1B 3SR London

England

 @PtBlankBooks

www.oneworld-publications.com

 

the crime imprint of 


 

 

An interview with Peter Beck

about his debut thriller and its hero, Tom Winter

 

It’s often said that the Swiss are a bit boring. How come you wrote such an action-packed, fast-paced thriller?

Still waters run deep... Personally, I’ve been reading thrillers in English for years and so I write what I like reading myself. For me good entertainment needs a cool hero, speed and cliffhangers. The readers should have bloody fingernails. 

 

Read the whole interview

 

 

 

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KORROSION

The second Tom Winter thriller

 

KORROSION

A caramelised baker. A lonely old woman, beaten to death at Christmas finished off with a needle through an eye. The suspect, a Sudanese refugee, gone into hiding. The dead widow not only leaves behind a million-dollar inheritance, but also a bitter accusation: from beyond the grave, she claims that one of her children killed her husband.

Tom Winter, the laconic head of security of her Swiss private bank, tracks down the children in the Azores, Manchester and Nuremberg, and finds himself entangled in a horrifying net of abuse, exploitation and revenge. 

 

Published in German by Emons (2017)

To be published by Oneworld in English


Photo by Peter Hirzel (Instagramm and flickr)

Damnation

1st Tom Winter thriller

Korrosion

2nd Tom Winter thriller

TW3

3rd Tom Winter thriller