April 1944: Britain fairly buzzes with the coiled energy of a million men poised to leap the Channel to France, the first step in the Allies' long slog to the heart of Germany. In this sequel to Blame the Dead, Lt. Eddie Harkins is tasked to investigate the murder of OSS analyst Helen Batcheller. Was it random? Was it personal? Or was it the work of a foreign agent? He's assigned a British driver, Pvt. Pamela Lowell: smart, resourceful, and like Harkins, prone to speak her mind. Then just as quickly, he's off the case—but Harkins isn't about to stop digging. Ed Ruggero's historical fiction overflows with vivid detail of the era and the enormous preparations for the D-Day landings.