"For fans of historical and military mysteries"
In 1943 in the Orkneys, two pilots find the murdered
body of American army Lieutenant Armando Grassi on the
empty beach. The Criminal Investigation Corps Captain
Woody Kneece begins the investigation of why a soldier
stationed in Greenland was found on an island just north of
Scotland. Woody leaves DC, stopping in New Jersey to talk
with Staff Judge Advocate Major Harry Voss, who recently
worked with the deceased in Europe.
Woody asks a surprised Harry to accompany him to
Greenland and the Orkneys because the former says he is
just a country cop not used to being north of Chapel Hill.
Though he hates returning to Europe and leaving his wife
and two children behind, Harry agrees to help with the
investigation. They fly to Greenland where they begin a
case that soon turns quite dangerous for both investigators.
The return of Voss (see the fabulous WW II tale THE
ADVOCATE) is a reason for fans of historical and military
mysteries to rejoice. In his second tale, Harry remains a
viable real person as the audience gets a glimpse of his
family before he flies across the Atlantic. The who-done-
it is enthralling but the why is even more intriguing as
Bill Mesce provides readers with another strong novel that
paints World War II in an intriguing but different light.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 19, 2001