Riddle of Berlin
“Riddle of Berlin” is the story of John C. Jaëgerman at a crossroad of middle age frustration in his career and marriage. In Paris, a voice in the water entices his leap from a parapet overlooking the Seine River at Notre Dame. A disfigured body without memory is lifted from the water days later by a gypsy nurse named Carmen. Each seeks redemption from the past and transformation toward wholeness.
As the story unfolds, a campaign of terror engulfs the world. Thousands perish in terrorist incidents in Europe and California. Government is impotent to protect innocent citizens. The instigator is a shadowy arms trader, cleverly casting responsibility on others through an internet site, insurance money laundering and government customers. Jaëgerman is deemed the terrorist. Del crafts resolution of the Riddle while reliving thrills of danger as he tastes new love with Carmen.