THE STORM OVER PARIS
BY WILLIAM IAN GRUBMAN
In 1942 Paris, Mori Rothstein—an art dealer and expert in master paintings from the Renaissance to Realism—has been sought after by every major museum in the world for his knowledge. Also hunting him down is Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering.
Goering intends to exploit this Jew’s knowledge in service to the Fuhrer. Reluctantly, Mori cooperates to keep his family safe and begins the task of appraising stolen French art. As his friends and fellow Jews disappear, he forges a questionable relationship with one of the most notorious Nazis in Europe—his fidelity and morals tested daily.
Amidst the plundered art that shows up in Mori’s workspace is a painting Mori himself procured for a client, The Expulsion of Hagar, by Caravaggio. As more and more of his clients’ paintings appear, Mori’s sense of duty, and his ire, change the course of his work for Goering. With the help of his son Émile, a master painter, Mori sets in motion a plan to steal paintings from the Nazis for safekeeping, walking himself and his family into a web of intrigue, kidnapping, and murder.
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“Compelling. Poignant. Suspenseful. Just a few of the words that describe The Storm Over Paris from author William Grubman as he sweeps the reader into Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII... A remarkable debut novel. 5 Stars!”
— LAURA TAYLOR, 6-TIME ROMANTIC TIMES AWARD WINNING AUTHOR + EDITORIAL CONSULTANT
“Using an economy of words and displaying a command of images, Grubman rises to the challenge of such a fast-paced novel, infusing the story with an aroma of suspense and fear...”
- BlueInk Review
About the author
William Ian Grubman is a retired businessman, philanthropist, artist, author, art collector, and performing artist from Los Angeles, California, and in every sense of the word, a renaissance man.
He spent the better part of his life in the wholesale paper industry - - - grocery bags to be exact. At the same time, he developed real estate for commercial and industrial use.
William lives in Los Angeles and has two children – a future doctor and a future lawyer, he beams proudly.