Hermann Goering, one of the most senior members of the Third Reich, was one of those responsible for murdering millions. His brother Albert risked his own life to rescue hundreds of Jews from the nazi death machine. Ernst Udet won the Blue Max for his record number of kills. Captain Wilm Hosenfeld used his position in the Wehrmacht to save many persecuted Poles. This is the story of their intertwining lives - of two men who worked in the way of Reich and two men who stood in the way of the Reich. Theirs are stories of exemplary courage and sacrifice, of extreme cruelty and flagrant disregard of the lives of others - of good versus evil and of how it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish the two. Exhaustively researched, this novel takes a long hard look at the lives of these four men and asks the universal questions - were they really all bad, or all good?