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Author: Ronald H. Balson Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart Series Release Date: October 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250300645

Publisher Description

In internationally-bestselling author Ronald H. Balson's newest audiobook, The Girl from Berlin, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets.

An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten…

Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, and herself a violin prodigy, Ada’s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin’s interwar society. She formed a deep attachment to her childhood friend Kurt, but they were torn apart by the growing unrest as her Jewish family came under suspicion. As the tides of history turned, it was her extraordinary talent that would carry her through an unraveling society turned to war, and make her a target even as it saved her, allowing her to move to Bologna—though Italy was not the haven her family had hoped, and further heartache awaited.

What became of Ada? How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa? As they dig through the layers of lies, corruption, and human evil, Catherine and Liam uncover an unfinished story of heart, redemption, and hope—the ending of which is yet to be written.

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  • “Balson’s many fans will thoroughly enjoy this new addition to the series, which continues the earlier novels’ dynamic plotting, compelling characters, and back-and-forth between-eras action. Newcomers will find the portrayals of the plight of the Jews in Central Europe leading up to and during World War II an unvarnished testament to the ugly truth.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Ron Balson never disappoints with his rich, historical thrillers. Woven with research and detail, The Girl from Berlin is not to be missed.”

    - Alyson Richman, author of The Lost Wife
  • “A fascinating, fast-paced dual-narrative that I could not put down. It is a heart-wrenching story…that is sure to thrill current fans of Balson’s novels and create many new ones!”

    - Jane Healey, author of The Saturday Evening Girls Club

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About the Author

Ronald H. Balson is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and a writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues, including villages in Poland that inspired his first novel, Once We Were Brothers.

About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is an actor of theater, film, and television whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.