On Sale: September 23, 2014
Featuring: John Henry Rossett
Hardcover / e-Book
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In this crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in
vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in
German-occupied London at the close of World War II, a
hardened, dispirited British detective jeopardizes his own
life to save someone else and achieve the impossible—some
kind of redemption
London, 1946. The Nazis have won the war and now occupy
Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its
citizens. They even use it to control those who work for
them. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and
former police sergeant, is one of those unlucky souls.
a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he's now
a job he didn't ask for and knows he cannot refuse:
up Jews for deportation, including men and women he's
his whole life. Robbed of his family by a Resistance bomb,
and robbed of his humanity by the work he is forced to do,
fate suddenly presents Rossett with an unexpected
that could change everything. He finds a boy hiding in an
abandoned building and is faced with a momentous decision—
do something or to look the other way. Yet whatever
does, he will be pushed into a place where he could
all he holds dear.
Played out against a city in ruin, a place divided between
the conquered and the conquerors, The Darkest Hour is a
tense, driving adventure thriller, a fascinating alternate
history, and the unforgettable story of a man who will be
broken—or be given a completely new lease on life.
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