The Crestfallen Rose

The Crestfallen Rose

by Michael Martin
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The Crestfallen Rose by Michael Martin

The Crestfallen Rose merges the journey of a child born blind with that of two women whose lives are devastated in pre World War II Germany, into an exciting tale of love and death.
Samantha Talbot is born blind. Her mother Ally, searches for the cause. She finds a mysterious link to a pesticide, and Worldwide Chemical. No lawyer will touch her case, until a former
District Attorney, David King, agrees to fight for she and Sam.
Decades before Samantha's birth Amalia Hecht and her uncle Karl perfect a miracle pesticide that is sought by the Gestapo. They pass it secretly to an American agent. Hunted by the police they flee Germany. Amalia befriends, Rachel Wisemann, a young Jewish girl, at the Swiss border. Will their paths cross again?
Ally, Samantha, and David face Worldwide Chemical in Federal Court in Miami, their quest frustrated by an ambitious judge, unscrupulous lawyers, and a callous opponent. Deftly drawn protagonists, Ally, David, Amalia, and Rachel become one with the reader in a thrilling tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475010503
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2012
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

A decade ago mothers from around the world contacted Michael Martin. They told him their babies were born blind. They believed a pesticide was at fault. This is the genesis of The Crestfallen Rose. Martin, a former district attorney, is a long time litigator of environmental poisons that affect people and plants. Michael has litigated many trials involving dangerous products in Courtrooms across america. He earned an English degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, and a law degree from the University of Florida.

The Crestfallen Rose, merges the journey of a child born blind with that of two women whose lives were devastated in pre-war II Germany, into a winsome and exciting tale.

Martin lives in Lakeland, Florida with his wife Joy and daughters Kate and Rachel. He may be reached at

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