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Friday 14 August 2015

☀ The Chemist’s Shop [1] - Richard Brumer

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Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Tour Stops


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.

Teaser: Excerpt

The twins skipped and danced until they were breathless. They were all dressed up and fancy, painted with their mother’s makeup and wearing colorful outfits sewn together by Ilona from scraps of material. Roza and Magda had their own sense of grace. They lived in the moment, their moment, as they twirled their young bodies, attempted pirouettes, and leaped into the air.

Ilona turned toward Miklos and whispered in his ear, “When the girls are finished dancing, remind me to tell you something.”

“Tell me now.”

“No, it’s a surprise for the whole family.”

Magda’s excited cries interrupted them. “Look at me, look at me!” She skipped barefoot along the hardwood floor, spinning, turning and bowing to her audience.

“Wonderful!” Miklos shouted, as he clapped in rhythm to the music.

“Look at me, too,” Roza yelled, as she jumped up and down on the sofa.

Then little Eva caught her breath and performed her solo. “Look at me Papa, I’m the swan queen.” She twirled her young body around until she was dizzy, but continued to dazzle her audience. At the end of her dance her black curls were wet with perspiration and she bowed to everyone as they applauded. Her eyes widened and sparkled when Miklos presented her with a red rose that he had taken from Ilona’s birthday bouquet.

“Oh, Papa, thank you!” she said, taking in the delicate scent of the rose.

“You’re welcome, Eva. Every ballerina should have flowers at the end of her performance.”

Miklos squeezed his wife’s hand. “Did you ever think that when our girls were born they would provide us with so much entertainment?”

“Never,” Ilona said with tears of delight. “We were given a gift, a wonderful present,” she said, her dark-brown eyes glistening.

“We’re blessed,” he said with a deep sigh. But his thoughts were troubled.

“Will we be all right, Miklos?” Ilona asked. “I’m worried about the girls. They’re so young, just babies.”

“Everything will go well. I was a professor. The Nazis will show respect and find some use for me. We will be safe, Ilona. I promise you.”

Little Eva was out of breath. She sat on the couch, her chest heaving in and out, but Roza and Magda continued to dance with the little energy they had left. They loved each other in a special way, as twins do, but had distinctive personalities. Magda was a bit of a complainer, but good-natured. At the dinner table, she would scrutinize the food carefully and either eat it, or give it a “yuck.” Her dream was to be a singer, and she constantly hummed and whistled her tunes.

Roza was the resident introvert. She read books and loved to write poetry. She was sensitive like her mother.

Miklos thought that when his girls grew up, they would be a gift to the artistic world. They had so much ahead of them and were lucky to be at the beginning of their lives.

The dancing and music continued. Everything will work out all right. He and Ilona continued to be an enthusiastic audience. They clapped and sang through their daughters performances,


The sound of marching boots and loud banging on the door brought the festivities to a halt.

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About the Author

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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August 8th:  Mommies Point of View ℚ
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August 15th: A Fold in the Spine ☀
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