Legacy of Evil, by Ed Marohn, is the second novel in the action-adventure series about Psychologist John Moore, who works for the CIA. He finds himself in the middle of a "factions war" between the present second-in-command of the CIA, James Woodruff, and a rival connected to the neo-Nazis, who will stop at nothing to unseat him.
Woodruff sends Moore to Holland and Germany to help expose any neo-Nazis who had infiltrated the CIA. In the process, he meets with former members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an anarchist group that committed murders and bombings in West Germany and other parts of Europe starting in the 1970s. He soon learns that a nuclear device fell into their hands and is unaccounted for after all these years. John rushes to Finland, and eventually, Lapland above the Arctic Circle, to locate the nuclear weapon for the CIA. However, an elaborate international neo-Nazi group aims to find the atomic device first as part of their plan to create a new world order. A dangerous chase sequence develops as John Moore, his fellow CIA partner, and his Finnish guide race by dogsled on the Arctic taiga pursued by the fascist group.
Throughout, Moore struggles with his demons from killing in the Vietnam War. Ironically during his last mission for the CIA in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to pursue war criminals, he befriended his former North Vietnam enemy, Colonel Tin, who he fought against in the war. He also became a friend to national policewoman Hieu, who partnered with him to catch the bad guys. Now Tin and Hieu try to help him against the neo-Nazis. Along with a mafia hitman who had saved John's life in Saigon during the war.
Readers who enjoy espionage, political intrigue, mystery, action, adventure, thrillers, and historical events laced into fiction should find this book of interest.