In the fall of 1985, San Jose Police Detective Martin Gilmore is gravely wounded in a gun battle while protecting Frederick Lang, a university instructor recently accused of being a Nazi war criminal. During the encounter, Lang is brutally murdered, along with another police officer.
During his recuperation, Gilmore discovers that the double homicide is linked to Lang’s role in a clandestine art heist committed in war-torn Europe more than forty years earlier. Gilmore soon finds himself tracking down the killers, as well as the art collection. The intelligence community is watching every move he makes, as are members of the Tesia Foundation, an organization dedicated to the apprehension of war criminals. As events unfold, Gilmore’s mysterious experiences in the Vietnam War return to haunt him, complicating his revenge-driven investigation even further.
But Gilmore’s macabre nightmares and other subtle clues could be enough to help him solve Lang’s murder.