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Head of Zeus
Seat 7a
Seat 7a: buckle up for the ride of your life by Sebastian Fitzek, translated by Steve Anderson

Germany's king of the thriller takes to the skies with a terrifying and twisted new novel.

You know your fear is irrational, you've checked the statistics. Flying is safer than driving – nineteen times safer. Irrational, perhaps. But you're not wrong.

Mats Krüger is terrified of flying. But his daughter, Nele, is about to give birth to his first grandchild, so, for once, he's taking the risk and making the thirteen-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Berlin.

Of course, he's taken precautions. He's bought the five statistically safest seats on the plane, as well as seat 7A – the spot where you are most likely to die in a plane accident – so no one can sit there. Just in case.

But Mats has to give up seat 7A to another passenger. Moments later, he receives a phone call. Nele has been kidnapped. The caller has a single demand.

Convince the pilot to crash the plane. Or Nele dies.

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
13 May 2021 * 416pp * £4.99 * 9781838934545
One of his best... The thrill of the ride'
Irish Independent
'With its outlandish premise, its surfeit of shrinks (there are two more) and its improbable coincidences, Fitzek's brainy thriller is always at risk of becoming impossible to take seriously. And while it never quite topples over into farce, you keep reading more to find out what bonkers twist he'll come up with next rather than because you're anxious about the characters' fates'
Sunday Times
'There are so many tense moments and unexpected turns of events, my head was in a whirl by the last page. A highly recommended exceptional psychological chiller. Especially if the reader is not afraid of flying!'
Promoting Crime Fiction
'If the reader can accept the outrageous high-concept plot device here, a compulsive experience is guaranteed'
Financial Times
'With stories that confuse the mind and keep the heart pumping, Fitzek has the reader guessing by layering ideas and dramatic twists into a strong narrative'
Mystery & Suspense
Sebastian Fitzek
Sebastian Fitzek
Sebastian Fitzek is one of Europe's most successful authors of psychological thrillers. His books have sold 12 million copies, been translated into more than thirty-six languages and are the basis for international cinema and theatre adaptations. Sebastian Fitzek was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin. Follow Sebastian on and @sebastianfitzek on Instagram.
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Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson is a writer and translator. He writes novels, narrative non-fiction, short stories and screenplays, as well as translating from German to English. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife.
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