Mr. Monk Goes to Germany
by Lee Goldberg
Review by Don Metzler
NAL Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451220998
Date: 01 July 2008 List Price $21.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Will Adrian Monk finally run to ground the illusive six-fingered assassin, the man who several years earlier ordered the killing of his wife, Trudy? The answer lies half a world away, in Europe. On this journey of discovery, the reader is in for a series of hilarious misadventures. From official release/information:
From back of book: Adrian Monk is actually doing well lately. He's solving murders as fast as they come, and he's been noticeably less compulsive--he doesn't count his morning Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. Progress is progress, and Monk knows he owes it all to his therapists, Dr. Kroger.
So when Dr. Kroger attends a conference in Germany, Monk ends up in trouble. He can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate to regain his footing, Monk follow his shrink to Germany. And that's where Monk sees the man across a crowded town square. The main he's never stopped searching for.
The man with six fingers. The man responsible for his wife's death. Or did Monk imagine crossing paths with him?
Now, in a foreign land full of ... foreigners, Monk must deal with his multitude of phobias and contend with an especially unfriendly Polizei department in order to find the six-fingered man. He also must confront someone who thinks Monk may have just gone officially insane--his own psychiatrist.