This is a tale of loyalty and betrayal. Charlie Barrow, a British journalist with a colourful past now working in Germany, is obsessed by The Movement, a neo-Nazi organisation with growing influence among the young in the former German Democratic Republic. When he witnesses the murder of a member of The Movement in the back streets of Berlin, he's even more determined to delve into a dangerous world where the Far Right maim and kill and plan the assassination of a German chancellor at an anti-Nazi rally close to the Brandenburg Gate - the symbol of the division, conflict and violence that overtook Germany in the 20th century. Charlie Barrow is never sure whether his contacts in the police and the security forces, notably with a woman officer with whom he falls in love, are there to help or hinder him - or even destroy him altogether. The story takes us into the very core of neo-Nazism, its brutality, its mindless longing for the return of a Fuehrer, and its links to other latter day terrorist organisations, including Al Qaeda.