"Josh's weapons are his writerly skills and journalistic instincts. His allegiance is to the ""Gods of Journalism,"" which means he's committed to getting what's newsworthy into print, in this case stories that track a serial murderer. But he encounters roadblocks put up by the city fathers and even his own publisher who are bent on suppressing the Jewish angle for fear of panicking the city. Luckily, he has his foul-mouthed night city editor on his side and sometimes his female sidekick. Their romantic entanglement, added to conflicting loyalties and ambitions, makes their partnership rocky. Working like an investigative reporter works, Josh files stories that bring him closer to identifying the killer, understanding why he embraces the twisted psychology of his idol, Adolph Hitler, and what drives his deadly assaults against Jews connected to the art world.
The game gets turned around with the killer hunting Josh. Who survives a bloody denouement? If it's Josh, will his romance survive the clash of motivations churned up by the chase, and ―and this is key― will the Hitlerite's call for a relentless war against Jews make it into print?"
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Published December 1, 2008
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime.