It is the Spring of 1943. Jack Ryder, a New York City private detective. gets a surprising request—from a nun. Ryder must solve a murder to help save Jewish children in Europe from the Nazis. Confronting a vicious Nazi killer who has come to America, Ryder finds himself trying to rescue some children himself.
This historical thriller also probes Ryder’s personal struggles. A lonely widower, Ryder is driven to help people but struggles to help himself.
Ryder’s world is filled with suspense, death, and the dark shadows of Greenwich Village.