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Boris Meyn, der Krimi-König des Nordens, schlägt mit Der Kuss einen neuen Ton an Der Bildhauer Peter Baumann verfügt über eine geheimnisvolle Gabe. Er kann seine Mitmenschen bezaubern. Doch seine Fähigkeit wird ihm mehr und mehr zur final. Wer ihn liebt, will ihn nach kurzer Zeit für sich ganz allein. Das gilt für Julia wie für Theo, für Swantje, Irmengard und Anelis gleichermaßen. Und es werden immer mehr, die Baumanns Gefühlswelt schließlich ins Chaos stürzen. Ein abgeschiedener Ort an der bretonischen Atlantikküste dient ihm jahrzehntelang als Zufluchtsort vor zu viel Liebe. Dann erreicht ihn ein Verrechnungsscheck in Millionenhöhe. Er macht sich auf den Weg zurück nach Hamburg, wo er in den 70er Jahren studierte und alles seinen Anfang nahm. Doch im Jahr 2010 scheint nichts mehr wie früher zu sein - weder die Orte noch die Menschen, denen er begegnet. Bis auf Anelis, die ihn bei sich aufnimmt. Es sind sentimentale Rückschauen, die Baumann einer brachialen Gegenwart gegenüberstellt. Je mehr er in die Vergangenheit abtaucht, umso deutlicher zeigt ihm Anelis, dass es ein verhängnisvoller Fehler battle, aus der Stadt zu fliehen. Nach und nach offenbaren sich Baumann unerwartete Zusammenhänge, die bis ins Jetzt nachwirken. Und dann droht sich plötzlich alles zu wiederholen.

AUTORENPORTRÄT Boris Meyn wurde 1961 in Hamburg geboren, wo er Medizin und Kunstgeschichte studierte und über die Schulbaugeschichte seiner Heimatstadt promovierte. Seit 2000 ist er Autor einer der erfolgreichsten historischen Krimireihen Deutschlands, die sich mit der Geschichte Hamburgs befasst. Die Bücher erscheinen mit großem Erfolg im Rowohlt Verlag. Boris Meyn lebt mit seiner Familie in Schleswig-Holstein und in der Provence.

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