Terry Cline Death Knell

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Death Knell

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Pamela, like her brilliant father, German emigrant Russell Roth, exhibits from childhood a cool composure and a rare intellect. Although only a teenager, she in increasingly absorbed by the truth of her father's early life in wartime Germany. It is a past Russell never discuses.


As Pamela immerses herself in the history of World War II Germany and the Holocaust, her mother, Janet, alarmed at her daughter's obsession, turns for help to Otto Ebenstein. Otto is an old friend and a former teacher of Janet's. He is also a psychiatrist with an outstanding record for tracking down Nazi war criminals.


Pamela's youthful passion rekindles Otto's flagging devotion to the cause. When two ex-Nazis are found sexually assaulted and tortured to death, Otto begins to suspect Pamela of strange powers beyond his reckoning. He come to know Pamela and gains her trust. He studies the girl's secret files and materials on the Nazi period and on her father's career. His investigations lead him to an astonishing discovery.


With its chilling suspense, Death Knell is a breathtaking novel of retribution whose seed lies in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and whose shattering climax evokes memories of The Exorcist and Audrey Rose.

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C. Terry Cline Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama "on a train going out," he always said, because his family moved often during his youth.Terry looked at life as a big adventure and aspired to be a writer from an early age, despite the fact that he hated school. His relationship with traditional learning and his desire to escape authority to his natural environs was captured in Judith Richards's novel, Summer Lightning, set in Belle Glade, Florida. Writing was an early interest, and he was selling articles on nature and short stories by age seventeen. As an adult, and creator of his own advertising and public relations business, Terry once trained a chimpanzee to bowl - a unique way to draw crowds to newly opened bowling alleys. He traveled the U.S. with Judy the "Chimpion" Bowler, appearing on every major TV outlet. The outgrowth of working with a chimp was a magazine, Land Alive, and an educational program on animals offered to schools. At age 37, Terry sold his business to concentrate on writing novels. The first of his ten novels of psychological suspense sold after a three year effort. Cline was called a "master of suspense" by more than one reviewer. He finished his last work, The Cordoba Connection, a few months before suffering a stroke, which resulted in his death in 2013. C. Terry Cline's wife of thirty-four years, author Judith Richards, collaborated with him in the writing of all his works.

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