"Munich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages 'Christof Ganz' to take a job as a claims adjuster ... Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel's claimed losses ... may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place. Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases, new and old, to bed. But there's a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: a killer has returned to Athens...one who may have never left"--Amazon.com.