Once We Were Brothers
Book 1, Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart - A Novel
Ronald H. Balson
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The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.
"A novel of survival, justice and redemption...riveting." —Chicago Tribune, on Once We Were Brothers
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, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man?
Once We Were Brothers is Ronald H. Balson's compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland, and a young love that struggles to endure the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.
Once we were brothers
I couldn't wait to start reading every night and sink deeper into the characters. They stayed under my skin during the day and made me appreciate the immense strength of the human spirit. Reading through the memories of the character made me feel like he was an old friend, I was actually sad when I read the last page, what an excellent story teller Ben Solomon was.
Once we were brothers
Research was okay. But book needs one more revision. Plot was predictable. Characterization especially was weak, predictable tinged with bathos. Given the subject matter and time frame - characters might have been much more nuanced.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Oct 08, 2013
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart