IotaAuthor: Ignatius Press
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Jan Skala has been arrested and imprisoned by the Russian liberators of Prague, but he does not know why. Or does he?
During the Nazi occupation of the city, the journalist stayed above ground and continued to work for his father's newspaper, which had fallen into the hands of the Gestapo. What must the Russians think of Jan? But more importantly, what does Jan think of himself?
The intriguing characters sharing his detention facility all have a backstory, but Jan cannot be sure if any of them is telling the truth. And what about Jan? Is he who he claims to be? Although the business of daily survival begins to trump every other concern, the men nevertheless struggle to understand their fate.
Iota is a poignant drama about what men believe and how they might act accordingly. The story takes place during a two-month period immediately following World War II, in a temporary Soviet detention facility near a devastated Berlin. It is a mystery-suspense story about what it means to be human and whether it is possible to retain one's humanity in the face of evil.
"Iota is a plunge into the darkest waters of human motivation and character. Set in a political prison at the end of World War II, the story of the 'cage' is also a metaphor for the imprisonment of minds and souls in various forms of unbelief. It is ultimately about redemption, sacrifice, and mercy."
- Michael D. O'Brien, Author, Fr. Elijah: An Apocalypse
T.M. Doran, an adjunct professor of civil engineering at Lawrence Technological University, received Bachelor and Master of Science Degree from Purdue University. Born in Long Beach, California, the author has lived the great majority of his life in Michigan. An engineer and educator, he has had a lifelong passion for the mystery genre and for writing. He earned the Purdue University Alumni Achievement Award for his work in the engineering profession, was elected to the Engineering Society of Detroit College of Fellows, and was a partner in the 97-year old firm of Hubbell, Roth & Clark. He and Sherry have been married for 35 years and have four children: Angela, Brendan, Elise, and Javier (their Basque son); also, three beautiful grandchildren: Zachary, Declan, and Noah.
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