Brothers in Retribution

Kennedy, P. (2015) Brothers in Retribution. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 9781519748416

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This is a literary novel with a theme of human reaction to past war crimes both from the perspective of those investigating them and the perpetrators themselves. The two key protagonists are Jacob Green, a brilliant young Jewish Rabbi and Peter Fassbinder a rapidly rising London Barrister who join forces in their hunt to track down and prosecute an ageing Nazi war criminal called Friederich Albitz who has evaded capture by the authorities for over fifty years. The book is a sequel to its precursor novel Reversal of David and a key subplot focuses on the fate of David Barnsley-Hill the eminent cardiac surgeon who has been tragically struck down with a debilitating stroke and is no longer working as a doctor. David had previously operated successfully on Max Fassbinder, Peter's charismatic and mysterious father who himself was an escapee from Hitler's Germany during the war. The story follows the rollercoaster efforts of Jacob, Peter and Max to finally track down both Max's long lost brother Maximillian Steiner and the war criminal Albitz both of whom are to be found living quietly in a suburb of Berlin. This intensive search forces the three men to confront their own inner motivation for their obsessions and also to come to terms with their powerful emotions as they finally close in on their two quarries. What they can't anticipate is just how closely connected their two quests turn out to be.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kennedy, Professor Peter
Authors: Kennedy, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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