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Fury of Rachel Monette

A woman must untangle a dark enigma that dates back to World War II in order to find her kidnapped son in this riveting international thriller from Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries

Rachel Monette arrives home to a scene of unspeakable violence: Her French-born husband, Dan, is dead—the victim of a savage stabbing—and her five-year-old son is missing. A neighbor claims she saw a rabbi taking Adam away. But there are no synagogues in Williamstown.

The only clue is a letter Rachel finds in Dan’s safety deposit box. Written in 1942, it’s about the reassignment of three German soldiers to a place called Camp Siegfried in the supposedly unoccupied western part of North Africa. Convinced that the murder and abduction are related to a book Dan recently completed about German-occupied countries during World War II, Rachel travels to North Africa and then on to Israel, where a mass murderer hiding in plain sight is determined to keep the horrors of the past buried forever.

Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams is the author of thirty-three novels. Among his acclaimed crime thrillers are Hard Rain, Pressure Drop, The Fury of Rachel Monette, Tongues of Fire, Edgar Award finalist Lights Out, Oblivion, End of Story, and The Fan, which was adapted into a film starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. Under the name Spencer Quinn, he writes the New York Times–bestselling Chet and Bernie Mystery series, which debuted with Dog on It. Abrahams’s young adult novel Reality Check won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery in 2010, and Down the Rabbit Hole, the first novel in his Echo Falls Mystery series, won the Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel in 2005.

Abrahams lives on Cape Cod with his family. Visit his website:

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