John Steinberg’s fifth novel, and sequel to Blue Skies over Berlin – Three Days in Vienna.

This dramatic novel follows Elizabeth as she discovers new revelations about her mysterious mother’s Jewish roots in wartime Vienna, as well as the dark secrets of her husband’s family in the UK. Expect unexpected surprises, romance, espionage, political conspiracy, ruthless ambition, scandals & intrigue await.

Story synopsis

Elizabeth McCreary’s mother Lillian Frankl was a child of the Kindertransport – but she refuses to speak of the past. Determined to learn more, Elizabeth flies to Vienna on the start of a life-changing journey.

At home in London, her lawyer husband Anthony is facing disgrace. Vast sums have been siphoned off from his firm’s client account to support the far right British Independent Party of which his father, William, is Treasurer.

William’s close links with the Crediton Trust in Devon, a pharmaceutical company of prestige and power, are helping to make his political ambitions a reality. However, behind the big-business façade of Crediton lies a dark past rooted in Nazi Germany, of theft and the sinister use to which its drugs were put during World War Two. 

For the McCrearys, one astounding revelation follows another. Nothing can ever be the same – and all roads lead inexorably back to Vienna.

John reads 2 excerpts from this novel

Three Days in Vienna, the virtual book launch

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