"A powerful debut full of fear, suspense and violence"
author of Rip Crew
Inspector Peter Ritter, one of the few honest detectives left in wartime Germany, is losing his grip on reality. The word on the street in the small Bavarian city of Rosenheim is that Ritter is not long for this world. He's made too many enemies with his rants against the regime and his obsession with solving crime, even when the villains are Nazi Party officials. The Gestapo track his every move. His marriage is falling apart. His only refuge is in drunken conversations with his dead father-in-law.
When the murder of a Jew is followed by the bloody and brutal stabbing of the local Gestapo chief, Ritter uncovers a plot to assassinate Hitler, with British spies fighting a turf war on his patch. Ritter is left with the stark choice of calling in the Gestapo or letting the killers succeed, in the hope that removing the Fuhrer will save the Germany he loves. No Man Dies Twice is the story of a good man struggling to retain his principles and his sanity. A man driven to the very edge of reason by the dark, evil shadow of the Nazi regime.
Praise for No Man Dies Twice
"Exceptional. Not only does Smith know his history, he also has a tremendous understanding of the intricacies of espionage and detective work. Do not miss this brilliant thriller."
Matthew Dunn, former MI6 officer, author of the Spycatcher novels
"Michael Smith has crafted a riveting murder mystery that moves inexorably forward as the single-minded and principled Inspector Peter Ritter tries to solve the killings and impart his skills to an obnoxious young probationary Hitler Youth poster boy cop assigned to him. A great read for all mystery buffs and World War II aficionados.".
Joseph Heywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Berkut and The Domino Conspiracy
"A powerful debut full of fear, suspense, violence and geopolitical machinations, plunging us into a labyrinth of high-stakes intrigue involving the Gestapo and British spies. Michael Smith writes with the detail, precision and sophistication you'd expect from a veteran of British military intelligence.".
Sebastian Rotella, author of Rip Crew