Freiheitsgeld
 - Andreas Eschbach - Hardcover

Lübbe Belletristik
thriller
Hardcover
528 pages
Ages 16+
ISBN: 978-3-7857-2812-3
Release Date: 26.08.2022

FREEDOM PAYMENTS

How free can people really be?

Europe in the not-too-distant future. Digitization has made enormous advances and machines are doing most of the work, while the entire population receives an unconditional basic income, the so-called “freedom payments.” The majority of people live in cities. To protect the climate, vast areas of the country have been reforested and designated as new reservations to which no one is allowed access. Shortly before the 30th anniversary of the "freedom payments," two bodies turn up. One is the politician who established "freedom payments," the other is the journalist once considered the payments’ greatest opponent.
Ahmad Müller, a young police officer involved in the investigation of the deaths, finds himself confronted with overpowering forces that operate in secret and will stop at nothing to prevent the true circumstances from coming to light. Against all resistance, he ultimately manages to discover the truth, but it’s far different from anything he could have ever imagined. 

What might the future look like if increasing automation and robotization make us run out of work? Apart from the climate crisis, no other topic will be of greater concern in the coming decades

Highly topical issues wrapped up in an exciting detective story