Description - The Eye of the Abyss by Marshall Browne
It 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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(179mm x 113mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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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.