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Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

A note from the killers is found on the dead German's corpse, addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favorite commando, once called the most dangerous man in Europe. The note simply says: "We are coming for you."

As Albert Ryan digs deeper into the case he discovers a network of former Nazis and collaborators, all presided over by Skorzeny from his country estate outside Dublin. When Ryan closes in on the killers, his loyalty is torn between country and conscience. Why must he protect the very people he fought against twenty years before? Ryan learns that Skorzeny might be a dangerous ally, but he is a deadly enemy.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, 2013
ISBN: 9781616952051
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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A neutral country with deeply divided loyalties, Ireland became a safe haven for escaped Nazis in the last days of the Second World War. In 1963 on the eve of a visit from JFK, one of these former Nazis is murdered and his body is discovered with a note threatening the life of fellow Nazi Otto Sk... Read More »

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Feb 07, 2017

Though a fictionalized account, an interesting contribution to the literature on post WWII ratlines of major Nazi, especially in its exposure of Irish complicity, and the role of the catholic Church

Aug 08, 2013

Most enjoyable to read. It was hard to put down. It takes place in Ireland in 1962and involves nazis who escaped persecution and the man who controls the looted billions which keeps them in extravagance. Murder, torture and betrayal are the themes.

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