Many alternate history novels look at greater success for the Nazi regime. This one considers the situation in Germany if the Nazis never came to power. It is 1936 and President Stresemann is being laid to rest. His policies have ameliorated the Depression and allowed German democracy to survive. Yet, in a time of change, political extremists remain a threat.
Government agent, Gotthard Nachtigall, goes undercover, not only to prevent a new Nazi outrage but to capture Hitler now that he is back in Germany. Working among such killers can he survive and protect Germany from this revived threat?