May 1945. The British Government needs to decide whether to put Rudolph Heβ, Hitler’s deputy, on trial on for war crimes. Heβ flew to Britain in 1941 but no one has been able to work out why he came as he neither sought political asylum nor brought peace proposals.
Holmes is commissioned to carry out the interrogation of Heβ. This proves to be a highly dramatic affair as it reveals not only the totally unexpected reason for Heβ’s flight but also some completely unknown facts about Hitler.
Dr Watson’s papers on this case were only discovered in the summer of 2015 and this is the first time the true story can be told.