by Ron Faust


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In a small village snuggled in the snow-shrouded French Alps, the son of a long-dead, high-ranking Nazi who had terrorized the area during the war, Adolph Streicher, vanishes on the ice-slick slopes. Robert Holmes, a vacationing American journalist and mountain climber, tries to unravel the son’s disappearance. Instead, he becomes ensnared in a desperate and deadly plot, sparked by the arrival of one man—Walter Streicher, twin brother of the notorious Nazi. Or is he Adolph? The mystery soon explodes into bloodshed and a desperate chase across the blizzard-swept Alpine peaks.

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ISBN-13: 9781620454244
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

RON FAUST is the author of fourteen previous thrillers. He has been praised for his “rare and remarkable talent” (Los Angeles Times), and several of his books have been optioned for films. Before he began writing, he played professional baseball and worked at newspapers in Colorado Springs, San Diego, and Key West.

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“So, Anton Brunner was sent to France because Eichmann believed that France—that is, Dannecker—had been very sluggish in rounding up and deporting the Jews. Brunner was an extraordinarily ruthless bastard, even for a Nazi. And so as the new chief of SIPO-SD IV, it was his job to speed up the program of genocide. But Section IV also decided which gentiles were to be deported to labor camps, arrested, shot as hostages, et cetera, and it controlled a kind of assassination bureau of French citizens called the Intervention Référat. And they were also involved in combating terrorists, saboteurs, spies, internal enemies—in other words, the French Resistance."

"Are we going to meet Adolph Streicher soon?”

“Very soon. Patience. Brunner dispatched a team of men to Grenoble. As you probably know, some parts of the Alps were very strong in the Resistance. Adolph Streicher was the number-two man of the Grenoble group, and the Haute-Savoie was his special province.”

“And so the people here would have reason to hate Streicher?”

"Hate is hardly the word. Streicher had unlimited power, and he employed it in the usual Nazi style. Terror, torture, the shooting of hostages, the deportation of Jews. The men of these valleys were conscripted for compulsory labor in Germany and many of them never returned. There were irrational arrests, summary executions. People who weren’t even born until after the war despise his name.”


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“Faust writes well, with confidence and flair.”
—The New York Times

“A writer of enormous talent, a stylist to admire and a storyteller of great power.”
 —Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

“Faust writes beautifully . . . he reminds you of Hemingway and Peter Matthiessen. . . . Faust has it all: lyrical prose, complex characters and provocative plots.”

“Faust’s clear, unadorned prose and his deft, pure characterization ring with the force of Hemingway or Graham Greene.”
—Publishers Weekly

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