#BlogTour #ZooloosBookTours @ZooloosBT / #Excerpt : 3 Days in Vienna #ThreeDaysInVienna – John Steinberg @SteinbergStory

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Today I’m on the ‘3 Days in Vienna’ blogtour, organized by Zooloo’s Book Tours.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Born and raised in North London in 1952, John still lives in the city with his wife and three children. Privately educated, John left school after ‘A’ levels and completed a business diploma in what is now the University of Westminster, before entering banking.
He started training as an accountant but did not complete the course, choosing a position in his family’s furniture manufacturing business instead. John started his own mergers and acquisitions business in 1987, which he ran for almost 20 years before quitting to become a full time writer in 2007.
John has co-written and produced comedies for the stage and has created a series of books for children. “Previously, I had only been interested in comedy and finally started to write down the things I said or thought of. That led me to co-write and produce a play, In the Balance, and then W for Banker – which appeared at the New End Theatre, Hampstead. It was then I decided to quit the world of business in favour of writing full-time, and move toward more serious subjects. My first novel has taken two years to write and is the first in a series of books I am calling the ‘Steinberg Stories’.”


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.

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Excerpt :

The true extent of the dangerous views held by Elizabeth’s Father in Law are explored

Over in the pretty rural setting of Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, a meeting of
the British Independence Party was about to commence.
A robust man in his early sixties got to his feet, called for silence and began to address the select group, which consisted in the main of thirty or so like-minded politicians and captains of industry.
‘Good morning, gentlemen. I’m sure some of you need to get to London for the afternoon’s vote in the Commons so I’ll keep it brief. Though if it were up to me I’d lock them all up and throw away the key! Cutting the age of consent for homosexuals – whatever next?’ he bellowed.
The comment brought subdued mutterings of approval.
‘As your treasurer,’ William McCreary continued, ‘I can confirm that, as of last night, contributions pledged have passed the three million pound mark. That is correct, isn’t it, Rupert?’ He addressed the obese financier with a black eye-patch who sat to his right. The relationship with Meredith’s Bank went back over forty years.
Of course, he was aware of the controversy surrounding the bank’s dealings with so-called German war criminals, fugitives living in South America, but that had proved no more than a temporary blot on their reputation and they were soon able to resume their rightful position amongst the City’s elite institutions. More importantly, Meredith’s remained resolutely supportive of the BIP’s cause and shared its nationalistic aspirations.

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