Retired detective William Riskin is more or less waiting to die, until he comes across the obituary of his ex-partner, Jean Goldblum. A one-time war hero and concentration camp survivor, Goldblum had become a morally corrupt detective with a ruthless instinct for spotting guilt. But just before his death, Goldblum had started working on the most important case of his life, and out of loyalty to his memory, Riskin decides to finish it. He investigates the list of names that Goldblum left behind, and discovers a trail of disappearing elderly retirees who all told neighbours they were leaving for Florida, but never arrived. Folowing a string of dangerous clues, Riskin finds himself in hot pursuit of a little-known World War II criminal named Dr Petoit who, after promising sanctuary to hundreds of fleeing Jews in occupied France, led them to death in his own home. As Riskin uncovers Goldblum's own guilty part in these crimes, he himself comes face to face with the ultimate evil.
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"By turns compelling, touching, and terrifying, EPITAPH is a fine read. James Siegel is a great new talent, a keen student of the human condition as well as one helluva storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Christopher Reich
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