Hans Hellmut Kirst's most famous character returns to a Germany in total collapse--with one last act in the terrible drama of war still to be played.
The war was over for Germany, and for Gunner Asch. It was particularly over for Asch's men who had been killed in a last, foolish battle--fought solely to let a German officer escape with his loot. So, Asch had one piece of unfinished business--vengeance. And in the ruins of Hitler's Germany, he outwits Nazis, black marketeers, and Occupation forces in a tense, deadly manhunt.