A serial killer is loose in Auschwitz, and the only man who can identify him loses his memory every five minutes.
Killing is nothing new to the men and women interned at Auschwitz in nineteen forty-four, but this time is different. One of their own has begun murdering guards in the night, leaving the dead wrapped in the wire of the fences with their eyes torn out. This would be a cause for celebration, were it not for the reprisals of Commandant Hoss, who has not taken kindly to his guards being executed.
Irving Baumer is the only man in the camp who the killer has confided in, and Irving cannot remember his face.
This novella is a prequel to The Hammer of Israel.