Marc Elsberg

Translated by Simon Pare

Black Swan


The world economy is in freefall. But one group are doing just fine: the super-rich.

Herbert Thompson, renowned Nobel prize-winning economist, is on his way to Berlin to give a speech. He plans to reveal a groundbreaking formula that will halt the economic downturn and bring prosperity for all. On the way, he is killed in a car accident.

A young cyclist, Jan, sees it all. He's determined to find out more. But there are powerful forces, ready to go to any lengths, to keep him silent.

Can anyone stop the meltdown before it’s too late?


"Simon Pare must be given full credit for his sensitive and remarkably readable translation." —John Cleal,


    Longlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger