Author: Steven Donahue
Naïve SS officer Blaz Schaffer is assigned guard duty at Auschwitz in Poland in 1944 after suffering an injury in battle. While stationed at the camp, he visits Solahütte, a nearby resort for German personnel, and he falls in love with Sara, a worker at the lodge.
Schaffer clashes with his fellow soldiers over their ruthless treatment of the camp prisoners, particularly the head guard, Wilhelm Gratzfirmer, a psychopathic Nazi who enjoys torturing and murdering the captives. He also runs afoul of Dr. Joseph Mengele, the notorious camp doctor who decides the fates of the prisoners as they arrive at the camp. As his injury heals and his time at the camp nears its end, Schaffer makes a fateful decision that changes the lives of those around him.
About the Author:
Steven Donahue was a copywriter for TV Guide magazine for 14 years. His first novel, Amanda Rio, was published in 2004. He released three novels in 2013: The Manila Strangler (Rainstorm Press), Amy the Astronaut and the Flight for Freedom (Hydra Publications), andComet and Cupid’s ChristmasAdventure (Createspace). His fifth novel, Chasing Bigfoot (Createspace) was published in 2014, and his short story Grit was also included in the anthologyHero’s Best Friend by Seventh Star Press in 2014. In 2015, he published his sixth book, Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad(Createspace).