For the first time in 30 years, Brenner is back in his home town, the Graz district of Puntigam , at the very moment when the situation around his ex-police school friends comes to a head, with whom he has a childhood sin. The references to this, which readers of the previous five volumes are already familiar with, are deepened and lead to a criminal act in which Brenner becomes involved and in which - even more extreme than in Come, sweet death - it is difficult to decide whether he is more of a persecuted person or an investigator is. While Brenner ultimately survived the showdown, the previously unknown first-person narrator of the Brenner series is shot.
Theater and film
The book was dramatized by Pia Hierzegger for the Schauspielhaus Graz and premiered there on October 22, 2009. The sixth Brenner crime thriller was filmed in Graz from mid-March 2014. Wolfgang Murnberger again took over the direction, while Josef Hader played Brenner again . Tobias Moretti , Nora von Waldstätten and Roland Düringer can also be seen in other roles . The film was released on March 5, 2015.
Radio play editing
- Eternal Life , two-part radio play with Wolfram Berger , Erwin Steinhauer , Monica Weinzettl, Toni Böhm , Nicholas Ofczarek, Erhard Koren, Barbara Karlich , Peter Strauss, Rudolf Buczolich, Werner Wölbern u. a. Composition: Otto Lechner / adaptation and direction: Götz Fritsch / ORF, BR 2006.
- Wolf Haas: Eternal Life . Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 2003, 224 pages, ISBN 978-3-455-02559-0
- Wolf Haas: Eternal Life . Piper, Munich 2004, 224 pages, ISBN 3-492-24095-X
- Sigrid Nindl: Wolf Haas and his criminal literary language experiment. Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-503-09888-0