Restitution is the second book in a series of Father Damien’s War and follows after “Sanctuary.” This book continues the life of Father Damien in Bergamo, Italy toward the end of World War II. He inherits the responsibilities of the underground leadership through the death of his best friend Mathew Gillespie. He attempts to reconcile his faith with the obligations of war in his struggle to protect his community. Members of his alliance are called on to destroy the supply headquarters at the Bergamo airfields controlled by the German army.
Major Friedel escapes his captors and evades their pursuit across Italy into Switzerland.
He is the German Officer who is also wanted for war crimes and is pursued by the allies.
The German force he commanded under Colonel Anton Fahn had secretly hid artifacts and wealth plundered from the communities that they raided. The search for this wealth is complicated by the death of Colonel Fahn and his subordinates who hid the treasure.
The discovery of this treasure marks the background for this story as good pursues evil for restitution.