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The Saint of Wolves and Butchers
2018
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Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Travis Roan (Male), Travels with his dog hunting evildoers; seeks a Nazi doctor to bring to justice
Skottie Foster (Female), State trooper, African American, Tries to keep the peace in her small district;
Genre
Thriller
Fiction
Mystery
Historical
Topics
Nazis
Hunters
Good vs. evil
Vigilantism
Kidnapping
Animals
Human-animal relationships
Setting
Kansas - Midwest (U.S.)
Time Period
1950's -- 20th century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

This predictable thriller from Grecian (the Murder Squad series) focuses on the hunt for a Nazi concentration camp commander. In 1951, wanted war criminal Rudolph Bormann succeeds in making his way from South America to rural Kansas, where he begins a new life as Rudy Goodman. In the present, Travis Roan, the head of a family foundation devoted to bringing war criminals to justice, comes to Kansas from L.A. after a report that the German was recognized by Ruth Elder, a concentration camp survivor. When Travis arrives at Ruth's home, the woman's grown daughter tells him that her mother has recently died. Undeterred, Travis presses on, aided by his canine companion, Bear, a massive animal with the ability to understand Esperanto. Travis gets another unlikely ally in the person of Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Skottie Foster, a single mother who risks her job to help him. None of the characters lingers in the memory, and the early appearance of Skottie's precocious daughter, who instantly bonds with Bear, presages a climax that veteran genre readers will find unsurprising. Author tour. Agent: Seth Fishman, Gernert Company. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Yard comes a chilling contemporary thriller about an enigmatic hunter on the trail of a Nazi who has secretly continued his devilish work here in America. <br> <br> Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters: They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi; what he doesn't know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses Godlike powers. Caught between these men is Kansas State Trooper Skottie Foster, an African American woman and a good cop who must find a way to keep peace in her district--until she realizes the struggle between Roan and Bormann will put her and her family in grave peril.
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