On a frozen morning in 1941, in the Jewish ghetto of Miasto, Poland, a body is found with its head smashed in. Corpses are as common as paving stones in Miasto, but when it's discovered the dead man is an officer of the Ghetto Police, the Jewish authorities kw they must act quickly. Made up of collaborators, the force is a symbol of Nazi authority, and the death of one of its officers will bring dire reprisals on the entire community. Aaron Kaminski, a Jewish smuggler and former officer of the Polish national police, is tasked with a job one wants. To keep the Nazi forces from bringing the entire ghetto to its knees, Aaron must present the Germans with the criminal before they learn of the crime. Inspired by interviews of Holocaust survivors and their children, Death in Twilight leads the reader on a quest for a killer in a world where death rules and murder has lost its meaning.
Jason Fields is a writer and journalist. He has worked for publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Associated Press. His mother, Susan, was born to a Jewish family in Belgium in 1940, just as the Nazi's were invading the country. She, along with her parents, fled across Europe, eventually catching a ship for the United States. Jason grew up with stories of the family's flight, and of the world and people that were left behind. This book is an attempt to honor them. Jason lives with his wife and son in New York City, where he was born.