A former member of the French Resistance encounters an SS officer who interrogated her twenty years earlier in this novel that’s part thriller and part love story
Twenty years after World War II, at a smart cocktail party in New York City, architect Karl Amstat finds himself face-to-face with Terese Masson. A courier in the Resistance, then eighteen-year-old Terese had been questioned by SS officer Alfred Brunnerman. The scion of an elite family, Brunnerman joined the Gestapo in 1940. Though experienced in counter-espionage and famed for his intellectual approach to prisoners, he secretly detested brutality of any kind. After the war, Brunnerman fled to Switzerland, where he reinvented himself as Karl Amstat. But he never forgot Terese.
The now married Terese has no memory of this long-ago ordeal, and, unaware of Amstat’s true identity, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to him. But he’s a hunted outcast who has been living a lie for twenty years. When he’s reported to Israeli Intelligence, Amstat is ready to make the greatest sacrifice for the woman he loves more than life itself—the woman who has given him back his identity.