The Book of Ghosts: A Bibliomystery by Reed Farrel Coleman
The lie that bought Jacob Weisen a new life cannot help him escape the past
Birkenau could not kill Jacob Weisen. He survived the death camp and made his way to America, where he became famous telling the story of Isaac Becker, an author who was tortured to death when the guards caught him writing down his story. Becker’s manuscript was lost, but by telling the tale, Weisen keeps his memory alive. No other witnesses survived—and Weisen is the only person who knows his famous story is a lie.
In fact, Weisen was a collaborator, who led his countrymen to the ovens and gave Becker up to the SS. Decades after the war, as his lies begin to unravel, he must choose between admitting the truth and dying in a hell of his own creation.
“One of the most daring writers around. . . . He writes the books we all aspire to.” —Ken Bruen
“Reed Farrel Coleman makes claim to a unique corner of the private detective genre.” —Michael Connelly
“One of the more original voices to emerge from the crime fiction field in the last ten years.” —George Pelecanos
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