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Disappeared by Colin Falconer
 

Disappeared by Colin Falconer

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What is the most terrible secret a father could hide from his daughter? ...

What is the most terrible secret a father could hide from his daughter?

Buenos Aires, 1976. The generals take control and for rich Jewish financiers like Reuben Altman the world is coming to an end, just as it should be beginning. He has a beautiful wife who has just given him two twin baby daughters, Diana and Simone.
But the night the death squads come to his apartment, he is not there, he is with his mistress. It is a sin he will pay for, over and over again.
The man who tortures and murders his wife also takes one of his baby daughters as his own. But what happened to Diana?
Many years later, after the junta are overthrown, Reuben Altman returns to Argentine to try and unravel the secrets.
A deeply religious country with a dark and violent past, Argentine has always treated its generals with as much reverence as its priests. So it does not surprise him when his search leads him to Rome and the headquarters of the Cathholic Church. In uncovering the truth he threatens men with powerful links to the international arms business and the Vatican bank itself.
But Reuben is a man looking for redemption and will stop at nothing to bring his daughters back together and uncover the most terrible secret any father can ever keep.

Colin Falconer is the international best selling author of ANASTASIA and the OPIUM series and fifteen other best selling novels. His books have been translated into eighteen languages.

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    • What is the most terrible secret a father could hide from his daughter?
    • Buenos Aires, 1976. The generals take control in Argentine and for rich Jewish financiers like Reuben Altman the world is coming to an end.
    • He has a beautiful wife who has just given him two twin baby daughters, Diana and Simone.
    • But the night the death squads come to his apartment, he is not there; he is with his mistress. It is a sin he will pay for, over and over again.
    • The man who tortures and murders his wife also takes one of his baby daughters as his own.
    • But what happened to her twin, Diana?
    • Many years later, after the junta are overthrown, Reuben Altman returns to Argentine to try to unravel the secrets.
    • A deeply religious country with a dark and violent past, Argentine has always treated its generals with as much reverence as its priests.
    • So it does not surprise him when his search leads him to Rome and the headquarters of the Catholic Church.
    • In uncovering the truth about his missing daughter, he also threatens menwith powerful links to the international arms business and the Vatican bank itself.
    • But Reuben is a man looking for redemption and will stop at nothing tobring his daughters back together and uncover the most terrible secret any father can ever keep.
    • From the General’s Dirty in Argentine to the heart of the Vatican itself,
    • This is a story of one man’s search for the truth, an edge of the seat thriller about a father’s quest for redemption.
    • Meet Colin Falconer Born in north London, Colin  worked for many years in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australias leading newspapers and magazines. He has been a novelist for the last twenty years, with his work published widely in the UK, US and Europe. His books have been sold in translation in Brazil, Belgium, the Czech republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He also completed a nine hundred kilometre walk of the camino in Spain.   He lived for many years near Margaret River in WA, helped raise two beautiful daughters with his late wife, Helen. While writing, he also worked for many years in the volunteer ambulance service. "Id be at my desk typing, then thirty minutes later Id be crawling into an overturned car."
    • What is the most terrible secret a father could hidefrom his daughter? Buenos Aires, 1976. The generals take control and forrich Jewish financiers like Reuben Altman the world iscoming to an end, just as it should be beginning. He has abeautiful wife who has just given him two twin babydaughters, Diana and Simone. But the night the death squads come to his apartment,he is not there, he is with his mistress. It is a sin he will payfor, over and over again. The man who tortures and murders his wife also takesone of his baby daughters as his own. But what happened toDiana? Many years later, after the junta are overthrown, ReubenAltman returns to Argentine to try and unravel the secrets. A deeply religious country with a dark and violent past,Argentine has always treated its generals with as muchreverence as its priests. So it does not surprise him when hissearch leads him to Rome and the headquarters of theCatholic Church. In uncovering the truth he threatens menwith powerful links to the international arms business andthe Vatican bank itself. But Reuben is a man looking for redemption and willstop at nothing to bring his daughters back together anduncover the most terrible secret any father can ever keep.Click for Excerpt of Disappeared