After barely surviving an attempt on his life, Charlie Parker goes to ground in the small town of Boreas, Maine, to quietly recuperate off the grid. When his neighbor's young daughter Amanda comes to his aid when his strength fails him, Charlie is drawn to the girl and, even as his instincts tell him that something is troubling her mother Ruth, he befriends them both.
As always, his instincts prove correct.
When the body of an obsessed amateur Nazi hunter washes up on the beach, Charlie takes an interest, and finds himself following a web of death that reaches back to the final days of World War II, a mysterious "prison camp" called Lubsko....and the sole survivor of the evil lurked there....an evil that has also survived, and has set it's sights on Ruth, Amanda.....and Charlie.
As cliched as the material sounds, remember that this is John Connolly. This isn't your daddy's Nazi thriller. There are no mad, semi-immortal masterminds within these pages. These are elderly, broken, desperate men.....men who believe that they have outlived the onus of the crimes they committed during the war.....and are perfectly willing to embrace that evil again when their secrets are threatened.
And let us not forget that signature darkness that weaves through the entire series. There are revelations here......and a warning that will chill you to the bone, and have you pacing the floors awaiting the next book. I know I will.
This was an eARC from Netgalley.