Unspeakable Prayers

Unspeakable Prayers

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From the highly acclaimed thriller writer John Ellsworth, comes the dramatic classic about a kidnapped Jewish boy and a Nazi officer whose paths collide in occupied Poland as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Lodzi Ashstein lives with his wife and parents when the Nazis come and take him away to Treblinka. Lodzi learns how to make himself of value to his captors in order to survive the extermination camp. The abusive German officer Janich Heiss takes control of the young man's every waking moment and brands his mind with images he will carry with him forever. In Chicago, attorney Thaddeus Murfee, is asked to represent the survivor seventy years after World War II. By now, Lodzi has taken the law into his own hands when he believes justice has failed. A homicide has occurred years earlier and DNA evidence makes the perpetrator known to the police. Or has it? Who is the real perpetrator here? Thaddeus steps in and takes the case to trial. A startling ending has readers everywhere discussing this historical thriller. If you are ready to be touched by a novel, if you are ready to be moved, be sure Unspeakable Prayers tops your reading list. Readers are already calling Unspeakable Prayers the best depiction of the holocaust since Leon Uris. Some say it's a very emotional read, but all agree it is an important book, a book they will never forget. You are invited to read and enjoy and be forever changed by this wonderful book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.84mm | 585.13g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507790821
  • 9781507790823

About John Ellsworth

John Ellsworth is from Arizona and practiced law nationwide. For thirty years he defended criminal clients across the United States. His first book, "The Defendants," was published by Amazon and Subjudica House Press on January 20, 2014. What's next? UNSPEAKABLE PRAYERS is John's seventh Thaddeus book and will be published by Amazon in January 2015. It is the story of a nineteen year-old Lodzi Ashstein taken to Treblinka in 1942 and forced by the Nazis to help destroy Jews. Later in life a crime occurs when the captain of the SS Nazi guards is murdered. The Holocaust survivor Lodzi is charged with the murder and a trial ensues. It's a full-bodied read with the great interlocking plot structure my readers have to come to expect and that they tell me they love. "You will never forget Lodzi, I promise you. And you will never forget the intense history found in his story." "I love writing these books.They are the kinds of books I love to read, full of information about a wide spectrum of characters, lots of dialogue, and, as always, plenty of action and traps for the young attorney. The books represent the kind of learning experience I went through when I was Thaddeus' age and learning how to patty-cake when it came to doing the right thing for clients."show more

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