From Margaret Marr at NightsandWeekends.com
History is filled with the likes of men like Adolph Hitler, who brought so much pain and suffering to a religion that he felt was too inferior to have a place in God’s world. His actions can never be understood, but they can be remembered in novels like Dr. Allen Malnak’s Hitler’s Silver Box.
Bruce Starkman, chief ER resident at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, becomes tangled in his Uncle Max’s mysterious death when he discovers that his uncle stole and hid secret documents written by Nazi leaders. The documents were sealed within a silver box that Hitler ordered Max to make while he was a prisoner in a concentration camp. All Bruce has to do is find the box using the clues his uncle left behind and destroy it along with its contents. If he fails, a worldwide Nazi resurgence is sure to rise.
Bruce joins forces with a forceful but striking Israeli woman named Miriam who has military training. As they search for the silver box, they’re chased by neo-Nazis who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the documents. From Chicago to Paris and on to the Czech Republic, Bruce and Miriam fight for their lives while trying to prevent the rise of another Holocaust.
The hero of Hitler’s Silver Box, Dr. Bruce Starkman, isn’t the typical badass hero carrying a gun; he’s a doctor with the deep desire to heal and to save thousands more from a fate that no one should have to endure. He’s an ordinary man who’s thrown into extraordinary circumstances, but he goes out to face danger with a brave heart. A character can’t get anymore heroic than that.
A hint of the horrors that Jewish citizens faced during the Holocaust and in the concentration camps adds to the emotional foundation of this fast-moving suspense. Sensible romance, flashbacks to 1945, and a morbid treasure hunt blend together to bring readers an entertaining and insightful novel. Meanwhile, a touch of history adds intrigue to the plot, and it’ll leave you wanting to learn more.
As the thrills and suspense mount, Hitler’s Silver Box is sure to keep you up way past your bedtime. You won’t be able to resist just a few more pages to see what happens next, so this book is best saved for a weekend night.
— Margaret Marr, NightsandWeekends.com