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The world in 2025: Donald Trump is once again American president and concludes a secret pact with Vladimir Putin: At a summit in Cairo, Trump cedes Europe to the Russian president, brings home his troops stationed outside America and leaves NATO. In return, Putin gives the American a free hand in his fight against China.

Behind the scenes, contact between Putin and Trump is maintained by two of the presidents' personal emissaries, who establish a special relationship of trust: Matt Sandler and Anatoly Rykov. They vacillate between loyalty and resistance as the Cairo pact increasingly proves to be a pernicious alliance of evil. Will the two succeed in saving the world from an inferno, or are they themselves merely pawns in a game in which the players are willing to go to extremes?

A thriller that leads to the abysses of unlimited power. And beyond.

Hans-Ulrich Jörges, born in Bad Salzungen in 1951, became known through almost a thousand columns in STERN and numerous appearances on TV talk shows. The FINANCIAL TIMES ranked him among the world's most influential commentators.

Axel Vormbäumen, born in Aschaffenburg in 1960, worked as a journalist for FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU, TAGESSPIEGEL and STERN. He has received the Egon-Erwin-Kisch Prize for his reportage, among other awards.

Ulrich Matthes, born in Berlin, has been a regular at the Deutsches Theater Berlin since 2004, after numerous engagements on all the major stages. In addition, he has shone in award-winning films such as "Der Untergang" and "Bornholmer Straße." Matthes is one of the most popular German audio book narrators.

An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with Lübbe Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlung.

(Program in German)

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