A Novel by A Wilson Steele
$19.95 Hard Cover Edition
I will cry aloud before I die, I am Jew and I am German!
American Alana Eastwood’s grandfather, and her only living relative, has taken ill at his home in Germany. Alana travels to be by his side, and while staying at his country cottage, she finds an unopened letter, postmarked 1945, that thrusts her into one of the most notable unsolved mysteries from postwar Germany.
When people turn up dead, the local police are ill equipped to grasp the entire chain of events that the mysterious letter has put into play. It takes investigators Sigmund and Andrew Griegg to connect the police enquiry to neo-Nazis, Mossad, and a secret hidden in “the trap” for so many years…but it’s the American who holds the link that breaks the chain and solves the mystery.
The Griegg/Eastwood Mysteries take off with book one The Trap. The series brings history alive, balancing conflict, suspense, and climax through the eyes of an intriguing cast of characters.
Advance Praise for The Trap
“Steele excels in exploring logical progressions of power, political purpose, and individual dilemma, arriving at intersections where all three facets coalesce in surprising ways….Historical fiction tempered with mystery doesn’t get much better than this!”
——D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Andrea Wilson Steele was born in England and lived in Canada as a child before her family immigrated to the United States.
An accountant by profession, she was an officer in two insurance-related businesses during her corporate career.
A life-long equestrian, she teamed with horse trainer, Mark Russell, to write Lessons in Lightness: The Art of Educating the Horse, published by the Lyons Press in 2004.
In 2008, Andrea formed a video production company, to create college-level DVDs and online learning experiences for equestrians worldwide. Her series called Advanced Equine Studies received the prestigious Best Educational Program award at New York City’s EQUUS Film Festival in 2015 and 2016.
An avid reader of mystery thrillers, Ms. Steele conceived the plot of The Trap while commuting to her job in slow-moving rush-hour traffic.
Andrea lives on a horse farm in rural Connecticut with her husband, horses, and dogs.