A gripping World War II murder mystery--and a beautifully drawn portrait of Paris under Nazi occupation--with compelling and conflicted hero Detective Eddie Giral at its heart. Paris, 1940. As the city adjusts to life under Nazi occupation, Detective Eddie Giral struggles to reconcile his job as a policeman with his new role enforcing a regime he cannot believe in, but must work under. He's sacrificed so much in order to survive in this new world, but the past is not so easily forgotten. When an old friend--and an old flame--reappear, begging for his help, Eddie must decide how far he will go to help those he loves. The notion of justice itself quickly becomes as dangerous, blurred, and confused as the war itself. And Eddie's morale compass, ever on unreliable foundations, will be questioned again and again as the ravages of the German occupation steadily attempt to grind him--and the city he loves--into submission. Negotiating a path between resistance and collaboration, he can remain a good man and do nothing--or risk everything he has achieved in a desperate act of resistance.