Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Miklos Rosen and I was born in Hungary in 1910. I met the love of my life, Ilona, a country girl when we were both twelve. We married in 1930 during the time Hitler came to power. We had three daughters, twins, Magda, Rosa, both eight and little Eva, age five all with the promise of having successful dreams for their future in the world of music, dance and literature. The sound of marching boots and loud banging on the door put an end to their young lives in concentration camp. Later, Ilona found her freedom in Auschwitz by leaping into an electrified fence. I survived the camp, immigrated to America where I anglicized my name to Michael, met the SS officer, Hans Stern who was responsible for the deaths of my family and sought revenge.
What is your role in the story?
The protagonist—main character.
What is your favorite hobby?
My work was my hobby. I was a professor of pharmacology in Hungary in the 1930’s and later in America in 1970.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I could not protect my family in concentration camp but could avenge their deaths now. It wasn’t about killing Stern. That would be too easy. His death has to be slow, painful, and diabolical. and it began with a game of chess.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
Would be to allow my family’s lives to continue and not be murdered my the Nazis.
Title: The Chemist’s Shop
Author: Richard Brumer
Genre: Suspense / Thriller
Pharmacology professor Michael Ross retires from the world of academia in 1970 and opens a community pharmacy in a peaceful upstate New York town. He puts the horrific tragedies of his past behind him and finds serenity in his new life. That is, until he recognizes a customer as former Nazi SS officer, Hans Stern.
Michael looks into Stern’s cold steel-blue eyes, clenches his fists and boils inside, remembering how his three young daughters were taken from him and gassed, and his wife, Ilona, was tortured, raped and stripped of all dignity by Stern, twenty-five years earlier in Auschwitz.
Face to face with this evil being, Michael forces himself to stay calm. In that moment, he experiences two opposing but related feelings. One is anger, the other exhilaration.
Michael could not protect his family then, but he can avenge their deaths now. It isn’t just about killing Stern. That would be too easy. His death has to be slow, painful, and diabolical, and it begins with a game of chess.
Richard Brumer grew up in the Bronx and now lives in Florida with his wife Carol. For many years his passions were skiing, sports car racing, and sailing, including sailing solo in the South Pacific. As a retired pharmacist, he turned his hand to writing and has written several novels and short stories. His most recent best selling novel is The Chemist’s Shop—A tale of revenge.
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