It is 1912 and an unexpected visitor arrives from Berlin at the Manchester home of his uncle, Jacob Bergman. His name is Adolphus and his mysterious nocturnal absences, together with his almost fanatical loyalty to his Kaiser arouses the suspicions of his British cousin, Joseph. The daughter of the house, Rachel, however, is more than a little impressed with the charming young German. This is the story of the two branches of the Bergman family as the world descends into a war with terrifying consequences for the brave men and their loved ones, on either side of the conflict.
Lionel Ross was born in 1935 and lives in Manchester, England with his wife Luise. He has two sons and six grandchildren. He spent most of his working life in the textile industry but is now a full-time author and publisher. His first novel 'Fine Feathers,' was originally published by PublishAmerica in 2005 and received considerable critical acclaim. (in 2006 it was re-published in the UK by i2i Publishing) His subsequent novels include the Historical Saga 'Hidden Heritage' (2006) 'The Baghdad Declaration' a thriller with the backdrop of the Iraq War (2007) and his 'best-selling' 'Men of Conviction' (2009). In 2010 he returned to Historical fiction with 'The Dalethorpe Chronicles' another family saga and his political thriller Souls Apart was published in 2012. His readers have been asking him for a Historical trilogy for some time and will be delighted to welcome the arrival of 'Adolphus' as book one of the Bergman Trilogy. He has been publishing books for other authors for some years under the i2i Publishing imprint.