Dr. Max Keller is a dedicated and passionate physician. He wants only the best for his patients. Until the day his terminally ill aunt confronts him with a last wish that throws his life out of joint: She asks him to help her die.
Even though, as a doctor, he is committed to maintaining life, Keller helps the old woman end hers. He procures the necessary medication and assists her in taking it. Shortly thereafter, the public prosecutor’s office opens proceedings against him. The charge: criminal physician-assisted suicide. Keller faces the revocation of his license to practice medicine and a prison sentence. But did he really kill Maria? And where does the right to a self-determined death end? A moving novel about the question of what kind of help one is allowed to take advantage of at the end of one’s life.
»Thiele has the makings of a writer of sophisticated entertainment literature.«
Joachim Feldmann, der Freitag