Before World War II, two German boys enjoy playing piano, and one visits twice each week to teach the other. When the Nazis seize power, the lessons must end -- one of the boys is Jewish.
Leo Bergner, the Jewish pupil, escapes Germany while his piano teacher, Bruno Franzmann, is called to serve the Fatherland. His assignment to work at a concentration camp turns to peril as the war nears an end. With the Allied forces closing in, he risks capture and prosecution as a war criminal.
After the war, Leo begins a career in banking and uncovers a conspiracy of further Jewish persecution, involving the assets of concentration camp victims. His investigation into the corrupt dealings of his own bank puts him in direct opposition to his beloved Israel, while also jeopardizing his career, his marriage, and his life.
Bruno escapes to Buenos Aires and must begin anew, lost in a strange land where only his wits can save him. He hatches an unscrupulous plot to finance a multi-national corporation, and in time, his efforts require a business trip to London -- his first visit to Europe since he escaped.
After forty years, a lost family heirloom will decide their fate.
|Publisher:||Ridge Literary Inc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)|
What People are Saying About This
A poignant story of two men whose lives are forever altered by a period of history that should never be forgotten. Emeralds Never Fade is hard to close at night and hard to forget. (Robert Dugoni, NY Times bestselling author - MURDER ONE and BODILY HARM)
I started 'Emeralds' and couldn't put it down until the end. It is a page turner greatly enjoyable and informative. Perfecto! (Connie Martinson, nationally syndicated journalist and television host of Connie Martinson Talks Books)
A tour de force account of men shaped by their remarkable life experiences. 'Emeralds Never Fade' gains power and poignancy with every riveting page. (Jim Engster, NPR host and President of Louisiana Radio Network)
A fascinating combination of thriller and psychodrama of an entire era. With echoes of The Chosen, Maitland-Lewis captures the very personal fallout of the Holocaust in a manner that captures events in both their terror and absurdity. (Eric Dezenhall, author of The Devil Himself)