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240 Pages
Publication date: April 2021
Imprint: Benevento
Markus Thiele

The Truth of the Matter

WHERE DOES GUILT BEGIN AND JUSTICE END?

Frank Petersen, a passionate criminal judge, is convinced of the infallibility of the law. His verdicts, in his self-understanding, are objective and just. Until, one day, his life starts to fall to pieces and he is suddenly forced to judge himself.
A controversial verdict causes loud criticism of Petersen, even his family turns away from him. His wife accusing him of being self-aggrandizing, biased, and letting himself be guided by prejudices is a slashing blow that opens up an old trauma: Corinna Maier, who shot her son‘s radical right-wing murderer in his courtroom, just before Petersen was able to pass his judgement. Suddenly, Petersen questions everything: his integrity as a judge, as a husband, as a father. In his mind, there is only one way out: He must confront himself with questions he never dared ask before …

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Markus Thiele

Markus Thiele is an author and lawyer and knows the courtroom with all its facets. In his novel he skillfully interweaves fiction and reality using the example of a true criminal case that is still unsolved to this day.

Geschichten, die einen Machthaber zittern und Menschen lachen und weinen lassen. Chronist der leisen Stimmen und Verfechter der Wahrheit sein. Wehrlosen eine Stimme geben. Kulturen verstehen. Menschen ermutigen. Mit Geschichten die Welt verändern. Das alles und noch viel mehr ist Benevento - ein frischer Wind für alle, die Bücher lieben.

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