|Shadow Man, the (1995) [Novel]|
by John Katzenbach
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Simon Winter, retired Miami homicide detective, has his revolver in his mouth, ready to pull the trigger because life doesn't seem worthwhile anymore, when a knock on the door interrupts his grisly task. On the doorstep is Simon's elderly neighbor, Sophie Millstein, shaking with terror. Sophie swears she's just seen the Shadow Man, a nightmare from the terrifying days of Nazi Germany. The sun-kissed beaches of Miami seem a long way from the horrors of that terrible time, but Sophie believes the Shadow Man, a Jew who turned in his own people to the Nazis, is still alive, intent on pursuing and eliminating the small group of concentration-camp survivors living in Miami. Winter doesn't believe her story, but when Sophie is murdered, he reconsiders. With the help of Sophie's fellow Holocaust survivors, Simon pieces together a terrifying story of vengeance, murder, and betrayal. He must then prove to the Miami police that the Shadow Man is not a figment of an old woman's imagination but a real killer who's elusive, cruel, cunning.
Original title: The Shadow Man
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense