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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Amra's Journey
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y separately published work icon The Gift of Evil Alan Gold , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 1998 Z84897 1998 single work novel

'An ancient golden amulet with a history of violence and death. A highly organised group of killers who will do anything to keep secret their past identities and their crimes against humanity. A brilliant young New York lawyer with a passion for truth and justice. A Hollywood film director determined to expose the horrors committed on Slovakia under Stalin's regime . . .

'When Josh Krantz wants to reclaim his grandparents' house from the Slovakian government, he has another agenda - to expose the evil crimes committed by Stalin's henchmen against the Krantz family and thousands of others. He engages the services of New York lawyer Sarah Kaplan, and together they travel to Slovakia to begin their fight.

'Dr Laco Plastov - an archaeologist who is amazed by the engravings on Sarah's ancient amulet - joins the two Americans on their crusade. Delving into the past, they uncover the syndicate - an organisation set up to protect the evil killers of thousands of innocent people during Stalin's regime.

'Armed with information that will expose these men and bring them to justice, Sarah, Josh and Laco become involved in a deadly and strategic contest - playing for their very lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon The Marmara Contract Alan Gold , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 1998 Z829043 1998 single work novel

'For the past fifty years, the golden treasures of Troy have been lying in the basement of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Now, as the millennium approaches, Germany and Turkey are both reclaiming the treasures. But who really owns the precious antiquities? And how far is each country prepared to go to claim them as their own?

'American lawyer Sarah Kaplan, an expert on the reclamation of property, is drawn into the debate when the Turkish government employs her to get the treasure back. But things go horribly wrong and Sarah ends up in a Turkish gaol, accused of theft and blasphemy. Alone in a filthy cell, Sarah's only link with the outside world is the amulet she wears around her neck, passed down to her from her great-grandmother.

'Engraved with the symbols of the bull and owl of Troy, the amulet's origin is a mystery. But gradually, through the interweaving of two stories three thousand years apart, the secret of the amulet becomes known.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Berlin Song Alan Gold , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 1999 Z543177 1999 single work novel

'In the late 1930s, Eva is a Jewish opera singer living in Hitler?Berlin. When a leading SS officer provides a way out of her poverty, she decides to accept; but from then on her life becomes a tangled web of deceit. Set amidst the extraordinary events of Nazi Germany, the third book in the Amra Trilogy asks provocative questions about what humans will do to survive. Gold sets these personal struggles against the horribly fascinating machinations within the Nazi party. In present day New York, Sarah Kaplan, the famous Jewish lawyer, also struggles with hard questions as she tries to uncover the truth about her grandmother's secret past and a mysterious South American contact.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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