UNSPEAKABLE PRAYERS

Unspeakable prayers by john ellsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNSPEAKABLE PRAYERS WAS A SURPRISING CRIME THRILLER.  I WAS EXPECTING HISTORICAL FICTION BUT LOVED THE TWISTS OF FATEESPECIALLY THE TRIAL AT THE END!

IT’S THE STORY OF A BOY WHO MUST MAKE HARD CHOICES TO REMAIN ALIVE IN TREBLINKA, A GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP IN WWII.  HE IS FINALLY ABLE TO ESCAPE AND SOMEHOW SCRAPES UP ENOUGH MONEY FOR PASSAGE TO THE U.S.  ON THE LONG TRIP HE BEFRIENDS ANOTHER TREBLINKA ESCAPEE.  THEY DISCOVER THAT THERE ARE ALSO NAZIS FROM THE CAMP ABOARD AND DECIDE THEY MUST MAKE THESE NAZIS PAY FOR THEIR SINS AND TAKE MATTERS IN THEIR OWN HANDS.

EVENTUALLY, THE BOY MAKES HIS WAY TO CHICAGO WHERE HE IS ABLE TO LIVE WITH HIS UNCLE AND BEGIN A NEW LIFE.  HIS FRIEND ALSO MOVES TO CHICAGO WHERE THEY FIND THERE ARE MORE NAZIS CARRYING ON THE WHERE THEY LEFT OFF IN GERMANYHOW WILL THEY GET JUSTICE FOR THESE WAR CRIMINALS?

AN INTENSE STORY WITH A SURPRISING ENDING!  ENJOY!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

From the highly acclaimed attorney-turned-writer comes a historical thriller about a kidnapped Jewish boy and a Nazi army officer. Their paths collide in World War II and crimes follow crimes.

Seventy years later their case goes to trial in a legal drama set in Chicago. For the defense is Thaddeus Murfee, a Chicago attorney who refuses to lose cases, even where there’s a smoking gun. Courtroom drama takes over the final third of the book as Thaddeus puts on the stand the Nazi’s grandson, a Catholic priest, to help with the defense. A startling ending has readers everywhere discussing this timely thriller.

If you’re a fan of crime thrillers based on historical facts, here’s one you won’t want to miss. Unspeakable Prayers is a book you will never forget.

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