The Tenth Witness


Late spring, 1978.  Mechanical engineer Henri Poincaré has worked to near-exhaustion preparing for the salvage of a possibly gold-laden shipwreck off the Dutch coast.  Before diving begins, he takes a rare holiday: a hike at low tide across the vast, muddy flats of the Wadden Sea.

His guide is the smart, capable, and appealing Liesel Kraus, who along with her bother is heir to a business that has generated enormous, possibly corrupting wealth.  The closer Poincaré draws to this woman, the stranger his life becomes until love and a death threat compel him to investigate what no one else, aside from Interpol, will.

Touching on themes of love, loyalty, racial hatred, and the legacy of war, The Tenth Witness—a prequel to the award-winning All Cry Chaos—is the tale of a young man upended, who discovers that pain, as well as treasure, can be dredged from the past.