"At the end of every writer's pen there hangs a drop of blood."
Teddy Goldstein (with apologies to Alfred de Musset)
Welcome to the world of the award-winning novel, Toxic Distortions. A world of amazing courage, insidious venality and moral dilemmas. A world in which you will be swept away by the pain of the past and uplifted by one man’s capacity to change. A breathless world of the quintessential page-turner. A world in which you will be asked to challenge your own beliefs and confront your own prejudices. A world which will take you into an even darker side of the Holocaust.
London, 1965. Recently qualified doctor, Michael Turner, knows only that he was saved from certain death at the age of four and hidden in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Until the lawyer's letter; the misty photographs; the revelation that his aunt survived Dachau, that she was injected with toxins by SS doctors. He is drawn inexorably into his past. To the stench of potato-sacks, the smell of cinnamon and almonds, the barking of dogs, the screech of trains, a woman tearing at his shirt, her wail of loss. Can he bring about the destruction of the doctors who tortured his last remaining relative? Is he capable of doing this without compromising his Hippocratic Oath?
This novel takes the reader breathlessly from extraordinary revelation to nail-biting resolution. A rite of passage novel which is also a revenge thriller. A Holocaust novel which is also a page-turner. [Read the full synopsis here.]
1. The Americans were right to use the results of medical experiments performed by SS doctors in Concentration Camps to save the lives of their pilots in the Pacific War, even though the victims of these experiments (Jews and Poles) died in terrible agony. [READ MORE]
2. Greed was far more important to the Nazis than Anti- Semitic Ideology. They murdered millions simply in order to steal their wealth. [READ MORE]
3. God gave man free will. This meant that He could not stop what happened in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, the Jewish Holocaust Memorials which say 'IN MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION JEWS WHO WERE MURDERED FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF GOD'S NAME' are correct. [READ MORE]
4. God had the power to stop the Holocaust and yet He allowed it to happen. He caused the excruciating death of those who perished, rather than a more benign death like an Influenza epidemic. [ READ MORE]