Book Review-The Auschwitz Protocol-Jack Carnegie | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Auschwitz Protocol-Jack Carnegie

Monday, September 18, 2023

This one will tug at your heart strings as you read what this family went through before and during Auschwitz. The one survivor of that family, in order to try and forget-reinvented his life. He never even told his wife. Then a letter appeared one day--it took him on a journey to right some of the wrongs done back then. You are unlikely to ever forget this story. I did get a bit confused at the end. There are more in this series which I am looking forward to reading.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Retired US Detective Emil Janowitz lied to his wife for nearly forty years. Having lost his entire family whilst an inmate of Auschwitz-Birkenau it was simply easier on his soul to invent a past than face up to the demons buried deep inside. Life was good, but then the mail arrived bringing a letter which would result in a voyage of discovery, denunciation and confrontation with the past. Life is a journey, history should not be forgotten, the evil still exists.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Jack Carnegie has a passion for writing that began at an early age. After a childhood brought up on the streets of Liverpool where everyone has a tale to tell, it was inevitable that his upbringing would come out in one form or another.

As a young lad, he and a number of friends ventured into music, forming the bands, ‘Tested and Approved’ and ‘Gripweed’, the latter named after John Lennon’s character in the film ‘How I Won the War’. They wrote their own songs and Jack found writing lyrics came easy, although as a musician he knew he had a long way to go but it was the writing he was good at and enjoyed the most. Sadly, the world was denied the joys of Tested and Approved and Gripweed and like many aspiring bands they went their own ways, open to life catching up with them in the form of families, mortgages and 9 to 5s. But Jack never lost the love of writing and harboured an ambition for many years before summoning up the courage to write a novel. It was whilst working as a taxi driver that he wrote his first book, ‘The Blink of an Eye’.

Whilst waiting for fares on various taxi ranks or taking a break in a cafe, he scribbled the notes that he would later convert to the story of the George family and their journey from sleepy town Sweet Water, Alabama, into the nuclear age. A city break in Krakow, Poland, provided the impetus for his second book, ‘The Auschwitz Protocol’ when a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau focused his mind on the enormity of what happened there. This was followed by a sequel, ‘The Architect’ about the continuing hunt for Nazis who had escaped justice.

To date, Jack has added to these novels with two more books about the inhabitants of Sweet Water, ‘Into the Blue’, the story of a young man’s journey to fulfil a dream to become an astronaut and ‘The Way Home’ which returns us to the welcoming arms of the George family as we follow them through the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam War days.

I think it’s time I let Jack say something about himself: “As a new writer, I’ve learned a lot from a fellow author and friend. He more than anybody believed in me. The process of writing books is not easy and I don’t always get it right but my friend is a good sounding board and is not afraid to be honest. I’ve taken it all on board, from writing, proof reading and making my own book covers. I’m now building my own website. I give it everything, one hundred per cent. If you’re going to do something do it the best you can, no half measures. My goal is to become a full-time writer, my passion is historical fiction and I hope what I write does justice to the memory of those who came before us.”

Jack lives in Liverpool with his partner Carol.

Dan Wheatcroft March 2022

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Patrick Cadette said...


DVDgal75 said...

Great cover

Sue E said...

This is well written and the story did hold my attention!! I just can’t read stories about wars! This war was a biggie! I had an Aunt who was there. Her family died over there and she was the only one left. She married my dad’s brother. I truly believe that there was sadness behind that smile and broken English! She died a long time ago. I really believe death brought her true peace!! 😢🙏🏼

justvickie said...

Sounds really good (maybe need some kleenix),

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