Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Look for new book
My new book, Season of Iron, will be published in May 2006. In this 3rd in the Dr. Rebecca Temple series, she tries to help a homeless woman in Toronto in 1979. When the woman is killed, Rebecca finds that nobody is who they appear to be, from a German fencing instructor to an Egyptian physician developing a drug from snake venom. Alternating chapters follow a Jewish family, the Eisenbaums, in 1930s Berlin during the Nazi rise to power. The youngest, Frederika, becomes a doctor against all odds, but as the Nazi grip tightens around the Jews, she loses the right to practice, and is finally sent to a concentration camp. Rebecca’s and Frederika’s stories connect in a startling conclusion.