It's Christmas in Berlin, 1944. The city is under constant bombardment. Hitler is in his bunker and the Russians are advancing on the Oder River, intent on exacting bloody revenge. Other than the poor, only the Nazis and the criminals remain in the city. Max is a thief, which in this brutal world gone made, makes him one of the good guys. To escape with his lover, Brigitte, he makes a deal with the devil - a Nazi bishop - to steal a fabled Satanic cross from the art collection of Herman Goering. Max must move fast. The Reichsmarshall is planning his own escape, along with his looted art. At present, Goering is holed up in his fortress/mansion, Karinhall, where he drifts in and out of morphine dreams of a long lost love.
Used availability for Allan Cole's Crosses
December 2012 : USA Paperback
December 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition