As evening falls against the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps, Charles Hirter, an American tourist, is savagely murdered. Shattering the peace, quiet, and pastoral splendor of this magnificent setting, Charles Hirter draws his last breath. Was Charles simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Kommissar Franz Waldbaer, the German detective in charge of the case, faces an investigation that yields neither clues nor suspects nor motives. A gruff, go-it-alone detective, Waldbaer is dismayed by the arrival of Robert Hirter, the victim’s brother, who insists on joining the investigation. But there is more to Robert than meets the eye.
As Robert and the Kommissar uncover a nefarious nexus of evil past and evil present, they find themselves probing dark, long-forgotten episodes from the Third Reich in order to identify the present threat.
Thrust into a violent world of fanatic passions, malevolent intentions, and excruciating urgency, Robert Hirter and Kommissar Waldbaer must race against the clock to stop a sophisticated, covert, and deadly plot.
"Engrossing and suspenseful. A definite thumbs-up for fans of thrillers with historical and political overtones."—Booklist
"Touches the reader on many levels—captivating with plausibility and imagination. Collision of Evil is atmospheric and tense and pushes the envelope to the edge and beyond. Le Beau, a former-CIA operative, knows what he’s writing about. A smashing debut from an exciting talent."—Steve Berry, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Emperor’s Tomb
"Gripping, intricate, fast-paced. A fascinating tale of how past and present come together to create global consequences."—Sajjan Gohel, Director of International Security, Asia-Pacific Foundation, and guest commentator on terrorism, CNN