D. B. Shuster is the author of the Cold War espionage and family saga series Sins of a Spy, which begins with To Catch a Traitor. The tale continues with the modern-day Russian mafia crime thriller series and family saga Kings of Brighton Beach, which fans describe as "dark," "dramatic," and "addictive": "makes Mario Puzo's Godfather look like a boy scout."
She serves up thrills of another kind in her humorous and sexy Neurotica series, which begins with Pleasing Professor.
By day, she is a professor of Sociology, and her research keeps her busy with facts and numbers. By night, she writes dark, twisted, sexy serial thrillers. Sometimes she sleeps. A native of Cleveland, she lives in New York with her family.
You can learn more about D. B. at dbshuster.com.
As his search for the truth takes him to Washington, Paris, and London, Collins enters a shadowy world of intrigue where moral boundaries blur and the line between justice and revenge is easily crossed. The North Building tells a story of love and personal redemption, seamlessly blending fact and fiction as it takes the reader from the foxholes of Korea to the corridors of power in the West, with the fate of nations, and individuals, hanging in the balance.
New York, September 1949. When Dennis Collins arrives at Madison Square Garden for the Friday night fights, he is on top of the world. His career as the man-about-town columnist of the New York Sentinel is on the upswing; his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers are contesting ding for the pennant; and a promise WHO had jilted him years ago has unexpectedly Agreed two drinks and dinner at the Stork Club. Collins is surethat his luck has turned for the better. But at the Garden his within close childhood friend , Morris Rose, approaches him for help. Rose asks Collins two safeguard microfilmed documentsthat he says will try his innocence in a State Department investigation loyalty. Out of friendship, Collins reluctantly Agree to hold the microfilm for a week. When Rose disappears from the scene , and FBI agents begin asking hard questions, Collins must solve a puzzle That somehow Involve his friend, a shadowy forms OSS officer, and a beautiful refugee, Karina, with a troubled past. Collins discovers That both American and Soviet operatives desperately want the documents he is holding, and he is drawn into a twilight struggle between intelligence agencies that will challenge his loyal ties and test his courage.
Rich with historical detail, Herald Square tells a story of intrigue and deception, of ordinary people propelled into a dangerous, clandestine world where duplicity reigns and any misstep can have dire consequences.
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.