Europe, 1943: the continent is on a knife edge. The Soviets are destroying the Germans and their allies at Stalingrad; Mussolini is about to be overthrown in Italy. The tide is beginning to turn against Hitler.
Enter Martin Monath, whose short life needs little embellishment; his identity shrouded in mystery, the events of his life read like a detective novel.
Escaping from Berlin, he arrives in Paris in 1943 and befriends a number of occupying German soldiers - young men who barely remember anything before fascism. In clandestine meetings, the group begin to question the ideals that they've been brought up with. With a borrowed printing press, Monath and his comrades in the French Resistance write and secretly distribute their own propaganda within the ranks of the Nazi army in an effort to turn German soldiers against their commanders and create a military uprising to overthrow Nazi rule.
Drawing on letters and previously forgotten documents, this is an extraordinary tale of immense bravery, espionage and betrayal.