Author Tony Schumacher grew up in Liverpool, England. He quit school and set off to travel the world and maybe have some adventures. He’s been a policeman, a barman, a garbage collector, a taxi driver, a roofer..to name a few. “You could say I’ve worn many coats, but now I’ve finally found the one that fits.” The Darkest Hour is Tony Schumacher’s first novel. It took him forty-six years to write of which nine months were spent typing.
Synopsis – The Darkest Hour
A crackling highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W E B Griffin and Philip Kerr set in German occupied London at the close of World War II in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossibleredemption London 1946 The Nazis have conquered the British and now occupy Great Britain using brutality and fear to control its citizens John Henry Rossett a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs He now answers to the SS one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands but he s now assigned a job he did not ask forand cannot refuse rounding up Jews for deportation including men and women he s known his whole life But they are not the only victims for the war took Rossett s wife and son and shattered his own humanity Then he finds Jacob a young Jewish child hiding in an abandoned building who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead Determined to save the innocent boy Rossett takes him on the run with the Nazis in pursuit But they are not the only hunters following his trail The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him too Each faction has its own agenda and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted and all of them are deadly London 1946 The Nazis have won the war and now occupy Great Britain using fear to control its citizens John Henry Rossett a decorated British war hero is one of those unlucky souls He s a man accustomed to obeying commands but he s now assigned a job he didn t ask for and knows he cannot refuse rounding up Jews for deportation including men and women he s known his whole life Robbed of his family by a Resistance bomb and robbed of his humanity by the work he is forced to do fate suddenly presents Rossett with an unexpected challenge that could change everything
His new book ‘The British Lion,’ is scheduled to be released soon.