World War II has been over for more than a year. In Nuremberg, the day before he is to be executed, a Nazi war criminal calls U.S. Army Lt. John Hurtree to his prison cell and tries to negotiate with information about the identity of a child in a photograph. Hurtree refuses the bargain, but the question of the child plagues his life even after retirement. Stockholm, Sweden, 1996. A police investigation into the mysterious death of a doctor and his nurse brings Hurtree to Sweden. Police Commissioner Sara Markham and Hurtree work together to solve the puzzle of the murders. At the same time, they uncover the astonishing secret identity of an elderly woman living in southern Stockholm, and race to save her life.
"As the story progressed the plot became a lot tighter and a lot more tense as each action brought conclusion nearer. The ending knocked me for six. I never saw it coming. And usually I can. Kudos to the author for hiding that little nugget. I will say this honestly, even though I got this as a freebie it was brilliant. One of the best I've read this year folks.When it comes out get it. 8/10." - Nordic Noir Book Reviews // "[A] well written and neatly plotted novel - part thriller, part alternate history. It concerns a murder taking place in Sweden in 1996 and the identity of a child in a picture from Germany during the Nazi period. The story takes our investigative team to archives in Germany and Sweden. Thriller fans will be pleased as the book is well paced and has some excellent suspense (...) the book's premise is original and fascinating and should appeal to fans of WW2 fiction and thrillers alike." - Christoph Fischer, Historical Novel Society