• The Lion's Den

  • The Lion's Den Series, Book 1
  • By: Eoin Dempsey
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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A broken family. A new opportunity in a country on the precipice of unspeakable evil.

November 1932. Seamus Ritter, a widower with four children, returns from riding the rails in an America crippled by the great depression. Realizing that his homecoming will not be how he envisioned it, and in a desperate attempt to make amends with his 16-year-old daughter, Maureen, Seamus accepts an invitation to come and work for his long-lost uncle in Berlin. With little other choice, Seamus takes the ship to Germany with his family. Maureen leaves everything to go with her father she no longer trusts, dedicated to taking care of her younger siblings.

The Germany the Ritter family encounters is vastly different than the one Seamus spent time living in as a child. An upstart politician called Adolf Hitler has come to the fore, but surely it’s only a matter of time before the right-thinking members of society banish him to the fringes of the political landscape he emerged from.

As the Ritter family struggles to adjust to life in a country ravaged by unemployment and internal strife, Seamus meets Lisa, a beautiful and mysterious woman weighed down by the ghosts of her past life. When tragedy strikes, Lisa and Seamus will be forced to act together to save their lives and build a future together in a nation that, unbeknownst to the citizens there, is about to descend into the greatest evil the world has ever known.

The Lion’s Den is the first novel in a new series by the number one Amazon best-selling author of White Rose, Black Forest, and The Longest Echo set in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s. Buy it and discover Eoin Dempsey’s books today.

©2021 Eoin Dempsey (P)2022 Eoin Dempsey

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A single father’s dramatic journey through loss and struggles to provide for his children

This story is a winding tale of what happened to a German immigrant during the US depression after his wife died leaving him with 4 children and his banking job wiped out. It’s intense at times and an example of what someone can do in desperation to provide for his children. It’s a character study of a basically decent man wanting to behave morally but also making poor choices at times due to human weakness, desperation and loneliness.

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Great start of a series!

I love WW2 historical fiction and this book gives an interesting glimpse of prewar Berlin and Hitler’s rise. I instantly liked the main character and his family and can’t wait to read the next in the series. The narrator does great German accents, while still being easy to understand. I felt he really added to the story and atmosphere.

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  • 04-24-22

enjoyed

I loved listening to Joff Manning, his narration brings the characters to life . Very easy to listen to.

Due to the depression in America the Ritters move to Berlin thinking life will be better. Life becomes even more harder as the Nazi party is coming to power.

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