In a gripping World War II mystery, a young naval intelligence officer goes undercover to solve a murder and prevent the Soviets from stealing the secrets of America’s atomic bomb project. 

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On June 14, 2016, Pegasus Books released David's novel THE DEAD DON'T BLEED, the first book in a planned series of World War II spy thrillers featuring Lieutenant Ellis Voigt of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Publishers Weekly lauds THE DEAD DON'T BLEED as a "triumphant fiction debut" in a starred review, Booklist praises the "thoroughly absorbing" depiction of wartime Washington, and Vick Mickunas of The Dayton Daily News calls it "a thrill-packed ride with a truly stunning ending" (review). Please see the Events page for announcements about public appearances or the Press page for more reviews! 

Washington D.C., 1945. Victory in the war looms, but a new fear transfixes the wartime capital: Fear of communist spies and the atomic secrets they covet. When the corpse of a Navy intelligence officer is found on a cobblestone back alley, Lt. Voigt is called in to investigate. It’s his first murder, but in the plot that he quickly begins unraveling, it won’t be his last. Pursuing crosses and double-crosses, Voigt goes undercover and the fragments he discovers (a defecting German physicist, a top secret lab in New Mexico, and Uranium-235) suggest something far larger than the usual wartime espionage. Soon enough he’s in a race to identify the killer, to keep the bomb away from the Russians—and to keep ahead of his own secrets.

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