The Swiss Bank Account of Baroness von Braunstein: An Exciting Adventure Story
G. Gray Garland
During World War II, as the Allied armies advance into Germany, the very wealthy Baron von Braunstein believes Germany will lose the war. His two sons having been killed, he arranges to get his only remaining child, a daughter, out of Germany and into the United States where, before the war, he had friends and business interests.
At the war’s end, Eastern Germany is occupied by a Russian satellite government, and the Baron remains a virtual prisoner on his East German estate. He manages to send his daughter a package, but East German agents, believing it contains information harmful to the communist regime, attempt to forcibly recover the information from her.
By chance, a young Pittsburgh lawyer saves her from Stasi agents when he finds them trying to torture her in the woods near his home. He becomes her lawyer and friend.
Together they embark on an adventure to Switzerland and to a diamond mine in Africa in an attempt to recover her father’s properties.
(2017, Paperback, 220 pages)