Protagonist Abraham William Steinnermann, a prominent German 20th century financier, and Arminius, a first-century Germanic tribal warrior, share an intellect that rivals Aristotle and the strong, handsome image of Michelangelo’s David. They also bear a legacy that has birthed a nation and changed a continent’s history over the course of 2,000 years.
A self-centered libertine, Abraham refutes the dangers of the Final Solution until the Gestapo arrest him. He spirals into the abyss of a death camp as he faces the horror of his demise.
Miracles begin to occur, befuddling Abraham’s conscience. He obfuscates Destiny initially and rejects his religion and intellect. Reality shrouds him in mysticism. A Nazi officer, a beautiful Hungarian aid worker, an enigmatic Frenchman, a New York international banking mogul, and eventually his own son comprise some of the Twelve who separately offer salvation and redemption.
Will Destiny’s bell of freedom ring loudly to celebrate redemption? Will the Statue of Liberty, a bestower of maternal love and a metaphor of his murdered family, guide him successfully? Will he find the peace and love he so desperately envisions? Or does Destiny hold a darker trump card?
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