The Poellenberg Inheritance Author:Evelyn Anthony A Masterful drama of continental intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of London, Paris, and Munich, here is the spellbinding story of a beautiful young woman's search for her father, his clouded past and a mysterious inheritance. — When Paula Stanley divorces her famous racing driver husband amid a flurry of newspaper publicity, she is a... more »pproached by a man called Black, who tells her both that her father, a German general Paula has long believed dead, is still alive and that he holds in trust for her a fabulous inheritance-Poellenberg Salt, a splendidly jeweled piece by Cellini which he acquired during the war. Conquering her initial skepticism, Paula sets out to follow Black's two cryptic clues: "Paris, 25 June, 1944...Tante Ambrosine and her nephew Jacquot." Her quest is however, as much for the father she never knew and whose love she missed as for the treasure.
But the Poellenberg Salt has, in its sinister history, aroused deadly passions, and Paula is not alone in its pursuit:
TO ERIC FISHER, a private investigator, its recovery represents a temptingly handsome fee-until Paula and his desire for her get in the way.
to JOE DUNSTON, Fisher's partner, it is a prize worth duplicity, double-dealing, and even murder,
and to aristocratic PRINCESS MARGARET VON HESSEL, its former owner, the Salt is the object of a lifelong obsession and of her iron determination to return it to her ancestral home, however perilous the cost.
As Paula draws nearer to the incomparable work, violent death and betrayal surround her and confront her with the deadly forces of the present growing out of the dark legacies of the Nazi past. THE POELLENBERG INHERITANCE reveals the best-selling author of "The Tamarind Seed" and "The Assassin" writing at the top of her form to create a stunning tale of a treasure too dangerous to claim-a tale of treasure too dangerous to claim-a tale that rivals the best of Helen MacInnes.« less