The Eye of the Abyss

The Eye of the Abyss

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Baker & Taylor
Overseeing a prestigious new client, the Nazi party, chief bank auditor Franz Schmidt finds himself overwhelmed by the violence and duplicity of late 1930s Nazi Germany and becomes embroiled in dangerous political machinations before he is targeted for an act of compassion.

McMillan Palgrave
It is Germany, 1938, and Franz Schmidt is the chief auditor in a commercial bank in a provincial city. But as Schmidt will soon learn, the bank's prestigious new client, the Nazi party, is at once its least desirable. Schmidt will oversee their account, and soon, he is embroiled in the duplicity, violence and horror that is Nazi Germany. Schmidt can't help but be involved, and the first victim of the harsh realities of the Germans' politics is a Jewish secretary whom Franz tries to help, much to his wife's distress.

As Schmidt finds himself caught up in dangerous political machinations, he also finds himself, as the result of an act of compassion, under deadly suspicion. The Schmidts struggle to protect their marriage and their family without compromising their sense of decency, but eventually, Franz's world explodes. As events spin out of control, Franz must act, and he seeks revenge on those responsible by attempting a massive fraud on the Party itself.

In Eye of the Abyss, Marshall Browne crafts an intelligent historical thriller reminiscent of Philip Kerr, Christopher Reich and Alan Furst with a riveting pace and spellbinding plot all his own.


Blackwell North Amer
It is Germany, 1938, and Franz Schmidt is the chief auditor in a commercial bank in a provincial city. But as Schmidt will soon learn, the bank's prestigious new client, the Nazi party, is at once its least desirable. Schmidt will oversee their account, and soon, he is embroiled in the duplicity, violence, and horror that is Nazi Germany. Schimdt can't help but be involved, and the first victim of the harsh realities of the Germans' politics is a Jewish secretary whom Franz tries to help, much to his wife's distress.
As Schmidt finds himself caught up in dangerous political machinations, he also finds himself, as the result of an act of compassion, under deadly suspicion. The Schmidts struggle to protect their marriage and their family without compromising their sense of decency, but eventually, Franz's world explodes. As events spin out of control, Franz must act, and he seeks revenge on those responsible by attempting a massive fraud on the Party itself.

Baker
& Taylor

Overseeing a prestigious new client, the Nazi party, chief bank auditor Franz Schmidt finds himself overwhelmed by the violence and duplicity of late 1930s Nazi Germany and becomes embroiled in dangerous political machinations before he is targeted for an act of compassion. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2003
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780312311568
0312311567
Branch Call Number: FIC Browne, M 2003
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm

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