When the 15-year-old son of a prominent German national goes missing and his bodyguard is killed, Inspector Jesus Garcia of the Spanish Guardia Civil must confront not only the legacy of his own past but that of his troubled nation if he is to save the boy.
The son of one of the most influential members of his Andalusian town’s secretive community of German nationals has been abducted. With the feared secret police on their way from Madrid, Garcia has less than a day to find the boy and to catch the culprit but swiftly finds himself embroiled in the murky world of fugitive war criminals, vengeful Nazi hunters, and the Machiavellian intent of multiple state actors.
He had survived the brutality of the Spanish civil war and the difficult years which followed by steering clear of situations such as this one, but Garcia must now confront not only the legacy of his own past, but that of his troubled nation if he is to save the boy.
He quickly learns, however, that there are secrets that must be kept, a history that cannot be told, and that evil hides in dark places.