Rabb completes his masterful inter-war Berlin trilogy set on the eve of 1936 Olympics and at the outbreak of Spanish Civil War.
On the Eve of Hitler's Olympics, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner is forced out of the Kriminalpolizei because he is a half Jew. Hoffner is not surprised given the rise of Nazism and anyway his focus is elsewhere. His son Georg is missing in Spain, swept up in the sudden outbreak of the civil war. He has already lost Sascha, his elder son, to the Nazi regime. But Georg is not what he appears to be and when Hoffner discovers this, he is determined to save the one son he can.
THE SECOND SON is the final installment in Jonathan Rabb's Berlin trilogy, set between the two world wars.
Now, nearly ten years after the events of SHADOW AND LIGHT, Hoffner finds himself tossed into the chaos that is Spain - where he quickly meets anarchists, Soviet and British secret agents and a female doctor called Mila Pera - as he follows a trail of clues left by Georg.