The night of Claire Hayden's husband's birthday party turns out to be one of the worst nights of her life. First comes the realization that their marriage is essentially over, then comes the discovery of David's murdered body. Someone has cut her husband's throat with a knife that hadn't been used since WWII.
Claire suspects that the mysterious Ian Marshall, an acquaintance of David's, knows much more than he is telling. She is dumbfounded to learn that David's murderer might be a Nazi spy and a killer who's been hiding for decades.
Ian works for an organization that tracks down fugitive Nazis and brings them to justice. Claire insists on becoming Ian's partner in the search even though it could lead to the shocking conclusion that the murderer may be someone close to Claire.
Fast pacing and dual plot lines from the past and the present make this thriller a riveting read. Powerful and dynamic, this is a book not to be missed. (Jul., 400 pp., $24.95)