Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

An Inspector Green Mystery

Book - 2002
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When an old man dies a seemingly natural death in a parking lot, only Inspector Michael Green finds it suspicious. Something about the closed case has caught his eye - why did the victim have a mysterious gash on his head, inflicted around the time of his death? Talking to the man's family only increases Green's curiosity. They are obviously hiding something about the old man, who lived in isolation as though avoiding painful memories. A search of his house turns up an old tool box with a hidden compartment containing a German ID card from World War II. Was the victim a Jewish camp survivor or a Nazi soldier trying to escape imprisonment? Or had he been a Polish collaborator who had sold his own people into slavery and death? Could someone have tracked him down for revenge? Even Green, with all his experience, could never have imagined the truth. The sequel to Do or Die is not only a tightly plotted police mystery, but a compelling tale of unhealed emotional wounds from a time of unspeakable atrocity.

Publisher: Toronto : Napoleon Pub./RendezVous Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780929141848
0929141849
Characteristics: 254 p

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Mar 26, 2012

The second book in the Inspector Green series starts with a winter's day's unwitnessed death of an elderly recluse in an Ottawa hospital parking lot. While processed as a natural passing, Inspector Green's instincts are twitching. The plot revolves around the survivors from a small Polish town swept up in WWII and Hitler's final solution. These suppressed memories have caught up to Green's father's generation and the story moves back and forth from past to present. The reader has to figure out motives and opportunities as the story tumbles past and present clues. What are the identitiesof the victims and who is the culprit are the mysteries to be solved.

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