Baker & Taylor A tale spanning the period from the late 1930s to the height of the Cold War follows Paul Christopher's struggles against the rise of Nazi totalitarianism in Berlin through his efforts to escape the machinations of an S.S. officer who would kill Christopher for exposing the man's brutal actions.
Blackwell North Amer In Charles McCarry's first novel since the acclaimed revival of his classic espionage novel, Paul Christopher is back! So is the only adversary who ever eluded him. The reader of this grand tale is catapulted into the high drama of Europe in the late thirties. There a young Paul Christopher and his family face the rise of Nazi totalitarianism in Berlin, even as he wrestles with a doomed love and witnesses an unspeakable atrocity committed by a remorseless S.S. officer, Franz Stutzer. Some 30 years later, across oceans and time and back in Berlin - now the fulcrum of the Cold War in Europe - Stutzer emerges from the ruins with a simple goal: to destroy the last living witness to his crime. It's a case of tiger chasing tiger as Christopher is pursued by the only man alive who can match his tradecraft and instincts. Edging toward the final confrontation with this mortal enemy, Christopher must operate in the one theater he had thought he had mastered - his own past.