In the Shadow of a Stranger

As a result of a chance encounter with Holocaust survivor on vacation in Mexico City, young attorney Antonio de la Vega learns that his natural father is a former SS officer who committed heinous crimes against the Jews during World War II. Obsessed with the idea of meeting his father, Antonio embarks on a search that takes him from Mexico to the United States and ultimately to South America, meeting aging ex-Nazis, vengeful Jews, and an alluring young woman who has been assigned to watch his every move. Meanwhile, Antonio’s semi-recluse mother is suddenly faced with the possibility that the man she once loved may soon reappear...

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Great read . . . gripping . . . Well conceived and executed with success.”

A U.K. reader

A sensitively portrayed novel, full of history & new dreams.”

A U.K. reader

A great adventure. Ernesto Patino is an extremely good, methodical writer that brings characters and situations to life...”

Lydia Barker, a USA reader