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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library BAL (Text) 33500013458286 New Checked out 10/12/2021
McIntosh Public Library BAL (Text) 33500013458294 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250274809
  • ISBN: 125027480X
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: The girl from Berlin.
Summary, etc.:
"A story of bravery, betrayal, and redemption-from the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Chicago, 2018: Ole Henryks, a popular restauranteur, is set to be honored by the Danish/American Association for his many civic and charitable contributions. Frequently appearing on local TV, he is well known for his actions in Nazi-occupied Denmark during World War II-most consider him a hero. Britta Stein, however, does not. The ninety-year-old Chicago woman levels public accusations against Henryks by spray-painting "Coward," "Traitor," "Collaborator," and "War Criminal" on the walls of his restaurant. Mrs. Stein is ultimately taken into custody and charged with criminal defacement of property. She also becomes the target of a bitter lawsuit filed by Henryks and his son, accusing her of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Attorney Catherine Lockhart, though hesitant at first, agrees to take up Mrs. Stein's defense. With the help of her investigator husband, Liam Taggart, Lockhart must reach back into wartime Denmark and locate evidence that proves Mrs. Stein's innocence. Defending Britta Stein is critically-acclaimed author Ronald H. Balson's thrilling take on a modern day courtroom drama, and a masterful rendition of Denmark's wartime heroics"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

RONALD H. BALSON is an attorney, professor, and writer. His novel The Girl From Berlin won the National Jewish Book Award and was the Illinois Reading Council's adult fiction selection for the Illinois Reads program. He is also the author of Karolina's Twins, The Trust, Saving Sophie, Eli's Promise, and the international bestseller, Once We Were Brothers. He lives in Chicago.

Subject: Restaurateurs > Fiction.
Women lawyers > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Jews > Denmark > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical.
FICTION / Thrillers / Legal.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Thrillers (Fiction)

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