Some wars never end, and some never should.
Ernest Beller stands at the end of a giant pit, watching as the Americans who liberated Dachau are trying to bury the countless bodies they have found. Nine years later, Beller still sees those bodies, and the guilty men who got away.
An intricate psychological thriller, Walter Wager’s stunning novel explores the nature of vengeance, and the corrosive trauma of the Holocaust on generations of men. With a breakneck pace, Wager hits boiling point as a government agent begins investigating the murders of former Nazi’s, and sees the horror and the justice in the worst of acts.