Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war and the strength of family bonds in his new masterful work of historical fiction, Eli’s Promise. 1939: Eli Rosen his wife and young son live in Lublin, Poland. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli’s company is Aryanized, appropriated, and transferred to Maximilian Poleski — a spineless profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin’s subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. 1946: Liberated from Buchenwald, Eli and his son reside in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany, hoping for a visa to America. His wife, whom Poleski swore to protect, has been missing since the war. Someone is selling black market visas. Is it Poleski? Will he know what happened to Esther? 1965: U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War increases. Now living in Chicago, Eli embarks on a secret quest to find war profiteers. Will he encounter his nemesis?
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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