For more than 30 years, Brian Moore has been writing works that are internationally admired by critics and fans. Author Graham Greene called Brian Moore his "favorite living novelist." Combining tightly constructed suspense and a superb eye for character, this novel emerges from the pages of recent history, yet harbors a timeless conflict. Pierre Brossard is a war criminal. He is wanted for killing a group of Jews in southern France during World War II. With the aid of the Catholic Church and government contacts, he has managed to avoid capture for almost 50 years. But now his allies are growing old, and the political climate is changing. The wily Brossard is about to lose his protection; how much is he willing to risk to retain it? Moore infuses each of his books with a challenging perspective and a different moral dilemma. In The Statement, he traces the escalation of a deadly clash between personal responsibility and public guilt. It is no wonder than many of Brian Moore's novels have been nominated for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize.