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Once We Were Brothers
by Ronald Balson
From The Jacket:Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser, Ben Solomon, is convinced he is right. Solomon urges attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that Otto Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has he accused the right man? Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer who must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts. Two lives, two worlds and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller. The author, Ronald H. Balson, is a Chicago trial attorney and educator. His practice has taken him to international venues, including small villages in Poland, which have inspired this novel.
Engaging, nicely paced legal thriller. The story captures your attention right away and holds your interest being hard to put down at times. It moves back and forth between present day and Nazi-occupied Poland. The historical fiction aspect of this book is excellent, well researched and told in an engaging manner. The present day portion is suspenseful and emotionally charged. Recommend for those that a good legal thriller and books with emotional depth.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/05/27, 07:10 PM
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