Frontlist | ‘The Last Rights’ latest novel of author Geoff Cook is published
Seventy-five years ago, a young girl witnesses the greatest robbery and criminal conspiracy of all time.
Now, she has to be silenced before the truth can be exposed.
‘The girl sits upright in a high-backed chair in front of the three men in their black uniforms and polished faces. They are very serious, with the same stern expressions she recalls Rabbi Zanvil adopted when she forgot the words to the fifteen steps of the Passover Seder; only the rabbi was scarier than these men.
The man in the centre asks for her KZ number. Another female guard reads it out. The man is speaking again as he twirls the bracelet around between his fingers. Has she ever seen it before? She says she finds things from time to time in the lining of the garments she strips, things people have been hiding and which the reception guards have failed to locate. Can she see it, please, to be sure? She pretends to study it, but she is looking straight past it at the commandant. The sinews in his neck are taut. His shirt is drenched. This is her moment. He is suffering and she longs to let the suffering last forever.’
Source: News Anyway