​A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.e.b. griffin and phillip kerr, set in german occupied britain at the close of world war ii, in which a hardened british detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible-- redemption. 

Wall Street Journal:"Schumacher's assured And atmospheric writing make this a memorable novel..."

Suspense Magazine: "A stunning debut, the action never stops..."

Historical novel society "A fast paced roller-coaster journey of twists and turns... this is a spellbinding, exciting, suspenseful novel..."

The Fort Worth Star-telegram "the darkest hour kicks into overdrive, morphing from from a bleak tale of what might have been, into a high-adrenaline thriller... each cliffhanger chapter moves rossett from the frying pan into the fire... it's an exhilarating roller coaster ride."

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