The Eye of the Abyss
By (author) Marshall Browne
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Eye of the Abyss by Marshall Browne
Book DescriptionIt is Germany, 1938, and Franz Schmidt is the chief auditor in a commercial bank. But as Schmidt will soon learn, the bank's prestigious new client, the Nazi party, is its least desirable. Schmidt will oversee their account, and soon, he is embroiled in the duplicity, violence and horror that is Nazi Germany. Schmidt can't help but be involved, and the first victim of the harsh realities of politics is a Jewish secretary whom Franz tries to help. As Schmidt finds himself caught up in dangerous political machinations, he also finds himself, as the result of an act of compassion, under deadly suspicion. Eventually, Franz's world explodes. Franz must act, and he seeks revenge on those responsible by attempting a massive fraud on the Party itself. In The Eye of the Abyss, Marshall Browne crafts an intelligent historical thriller with a riveting pace and spellbinding plot.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741665109
(179mm x 113mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Arrow (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Marshall Browne
Sabre and the Shawl, Paperback (December 2013)
Following the tragic death of his wife, Pierre Brun, a Parisian historical novelist, has not published a book. He discovers a journal written by an ancestor in 1805--07, and is drawn into a strange, mysterious story of a passionate love, his investigation impels him beyond the journal's factual story.
Iron Heart, Paperback (March 2009)
Franz Schmidt arrives in Berlin in January 1939 as Chief Auditor at the Reichsbank. Schmidt realises he must tread carefully to avoid the zealous and passionate Fraulein Brandt. After the murder of a co-worker, Schmidt's brief becomes clear: he must steal a copy of the Reich's financing blueprint in an attempt to prevent the country's march to war.
Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn, Paperback (January 2007)
Tokyo Detective Aoki is devastated when influence and power undermine a major investigation. Unwilling to let go, he is sent to a remote Japanese retreat in the mountains for a vacation. His stay quickly becomes a hotbed of suspense as Aoki relaises that all the guests are harboring secrets.
Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Marshall Browne
Anders is back - its autumn in the EU, and the temperature is falling in more ways than one when Inspector Anders is ordered back to Italy. Two right-wing politicians have been murdered with an identical M.O. This is Anders' toughest assignment.
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Author Biography - Marshall Browne
Marshall Browne is the author of twelve published books of fiction. He is a sixth generation Australian and his forbear was a founder of Australia's first bank - The Bank of NSW. For 37 years, Browne was a banker - in Australia, Hong Kong, England and Bhutan. He also served as a commando in the Australian forces, and as a paratrooper in the British forces. Several of his books have been published in the US. The Eye of the Abyss was a Gumshoe Award finalist, a Publisher's Weekly Best Book, and one of the Australian newspaper's Books of the Year. Browne's Inspector Anders series is also published in the States. The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders won a Ned Kelly Award and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee and a US Library Journal Best Book. Marshall now lives in Melbourne with his wife Merell, an interior designer.
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