'A brilliantly crafted challenge to the stereotypical received history of the Second World War' The Times.
'Kerr is a master of evoking the spirit of the age' Financial Times.
'Rich, compelling, beautifully written and with a central character that it's impossible not to admire' Daily Mail.
So says Bernie Gunther, when he finds himself working for French Intelligence - it was either that or hang for murder. His job is to meet and greet POWs returning to Germany, and to find a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer. The French are anxious to catch up with this man and deal with him in their own ruthless way. But Bernie's past is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen.