Xavier March - He is the main character and a detective in the German Kriminalpolizei (Kripo). He was one of the youngest U-boat commanders in the Reich.
Max Jaeger - This character is described as a shambling, untidy hulk of a man. His nickname is the Bear.
Charlotte (Charlie) Maguire - This character is a twenty-five-year-old American journalist living in Berlin.
Josef Buhler - This character's body is found in a lake at the beginning of the novel.
Globus, (Odilo Globocnik) - This character is the Gestapo officer heading the investigation of Buhler's death. He arrests and severely tortures March.
Hermann Jost - This character is the young cadet who finds Buhler's body in the lake while jogging one morning.
Pili March - He is Xavier's son.
Martin Luther - He is a high ranking German officer who disappears. He is married to his third wife.
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