It wasn’t the first time Berns broke the law.
It certainly wouldn’t be the last.
Still reeling over the death of his daughter and deep in a messy divorce from his wife, journalist, radio talk show host and grieving father Rob Berns stumbles over the dead body of an elderly gentleman – his next door neighbor, Hans Feigenspan.
The police figure it’s a routine mugging but cigarette burns on the man’s body suggest otherwise. Digging deep and hard is all Berns knows to do, so when it turns up evidence that Feigenspan, a German immigrant, had some small part to play in Nazi Germany’s slaughter of millions of people, it’s all just part of the story.
What isn’t part of the story is that now someone wants him dead as well, even if that means they have to sabotage his brakes, push him off a cliff, burn him out of his apartment or set fire to him in a restaurant, all to make sure he never tells his tale.