When serial killer Gabriel Engel is captured in a spectacular police strike a small town cop Michael Martens travels to interrogate him, believing him to be responsible for the brutal murder of a child from his village. Despite making more headway than the other more experienced detectives, Martens becomes increasingly troubled by his conversations with Engel. Finding his beliefs shaken, Michael soon becomes a dangerous threat to those around him.
After a police operation catches a serial killer Gabriel Engel in the act, a small town police investigator named Michael Martens is sent to interrogate him in custody as he believes Engel may be involved with the unsolved murder of a 12 year old girl from Martens own small close knit village. As the series on interrogations get under way it’s not long before Engel begins playing mind games with his interrogator until Martens cannot tell if the answers he’s getting are fact or fiction, and it’s not long before Engel has even those close to him under suspicion of the child’s murder. This is an excellent German thriller very much in the style of 'Silence of the lambs' in which the interrogator is very much psychological and intellectual inferior of his prisoner. Overall, this is an intelligent and absorbing thriller which is gripping from beginning to end.