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“Frank Ward, a research historian troubled by his own past and a sense of emptiness, returns to a Spanish pueblo to celebrate the publication of his first book. Unexpectedly discovering that Albert Speer s wartime driver had convalesced there after years as a Russian POW, Frank plunges into an attempt to penetrate the mystery of Speer the so-called ‘Good Nazi’-beyond the extent of his crimes. Consequently, he is drawn into a series of intense encounters in thepueblo where Speer and his driver, although deceased, continue to influence events. Amongst the people he meets are the cheerful owner of his pensi?n; a malevolent archaeologist; an Argentine pianist and his estranged ballerina wife … and Paloma, their captivating daughter, with whom Frank stands a chance to rediscover love. Leslie Croxford’s third novel is a complex, carefully braided story of emotional wounding and healing, one in which Frank seeks to become what Speer sought, but failed to be: another man.