Sixty years ago, the greatest crime against humanity was committed. Today it's only a heartbeat away from happening again.
In Paraguay, a young reporter is found brutally murdered. In Berlin, a political activist is gunned down in the street. In Strasbourg, an international policeman is given the name of a beautiful young German woman - and the first key to an extraordinary political plot.
Joseph Volkmann knows that a string of killings around the world are linked by a single purpose. And he knows that Erica Kranz, whose journalist cousin had stumbled on the story, is linked to the plan. Haunted by the ghosts of the past, driven by the specter of the future, Volkmann and Kranz are about to plunge through a realm of terrorism, fanaticism, and deception as they stare at the true face of evil.
"Fast, sly, and slick, this thriller delivers the goods - tension, action, plot twists - until the smoke clears on the last page." - Booklist
"Another literate and suspenseful thriller from an estimable storyteller who proves that beginner's luck had nothing to do with his impressive debut." - Kirkus
"Sheer, nail-biting suspense ... a rare treat." - Sunday Telegraph (UK)
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Glenn Meade was born in 1957 in Finglas, Dublin. Several of his novels have been international bestsellers, translated into more than twenty languages, and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. He worked in the field of pilot training for Aer Lingus for many years and as a journalist for the Irish Times. He now writes full time.
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