“The perfect combination of intrigue and accurate history brought to life”
– Alan Furst
Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz – nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley-an American CIA desk analyst-to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him and bring him back to Germany to stand trial.
Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice.
“Kanon is fast approaching the complexity and relevance not just of le Carre and Greene but even of Orwell” – New York Times
“Joseph Kanon continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best… Kanon writes beautifully, superbly…he is the master of the shadows of the era” – The Times