By J. Robert Janes
Amid the ruins of an deserted Alsatian carnival, St-Cyr and Kohler examine a couple of suspicious suicides.
During the nice warfare, Hermann Kohler and Jean-Louis St-Cyr fought in Alsace on contrary facets of the barbed cord. 20 years later, they go back as companions: a Gestapo officer and a French cop investigating daily crimes in a global long past mad with warfare. In February 1943, Alsace is unrecognizable – an occupied nation the place conversing French is all it takes to lose one's freedom. St-Cyr and Kohler were summoned to a POW camp the place squaddies and the resistance manufacture textiles at the grounds of a abandoned carnival. the place and struggle overlap, they are going to discover a conspiracy useful of the main twisted condo of mirrors.
Two prisoners of this garish, decrepit circus have killed themselves, and the jailers needs to a minimum of make a exhibit of checking out why. even if the trenches of the nice battle are gone, St-Cyr and Kohler locate that during Alsace, the fires of conflict smolder nonetheless.
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