Rosa, reprinted with a revised cover, is the author's third novel after The Overseer and The Book of Q and is the first in the Berlin Trilogy. Shadow and Light was the second and The Second Son the third.
In November 1918, socialist revolution sweeps across Germany, transforming Berlin, already ravaged by war, into a political battleground.
Four women from the slums are discovered dead, all with identical markings on their back. When the fifth turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg, a leader of the suppressed socialist uprising, the political police complicate the investigations of Detective Inspector Nicolai Hoffner and his assistant Hans Fichte.
Rabb brings to life a world capital on the brink of chaos, a tragic revolutionary who inspired and enraged in equal measure and a compellingly complex, world-weary, deeply flawed but brilliant inspector, Nikolai Hoffner.