*** Winner of the 2018 Reader's Choice Awards (Thrillers) ***
Department 89 is a secretive German government department that deals with threats to the state. They are unofficial, ruthless, and above the law. They answer only to the German chancellor and they are deniable.
Their boss is Captain Sophie Decker, formerly of German Intelligence. She got the top job at Department 89 after she saved the Chancellor's life from an assassin. Now she is putting her special and deadly skills to work on Germany's enemies, both foreign and domestic.
THE PAST IS NOT FINISHED YET
February 1945 : With the war nearly over, the Nazi regime moves their entire cash and gold Reichsbank reserves, from Berlin to the salt mines of Merkers. But some of the gold is stolen and is never found again.
September 2017 : A fierce national election campaign is being fought out in Germany. Extreme right-wing nationalists, connected to a major election candidate, are terrorising the streets and murdering at will.
Decker is given an order by the German Chancellor to stop the violence. But little do they know that the missing Reichsbank gold and a long-lost Nazi icon will light the spark that will make Berlin explode.