As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Sandra Grey's TRIBUNAL

It is a shame to open a book review of such an outstanding book with—I was disappointed. Even though, as an aspiring author, I understand Sandra Grey’s reasoning for some of her first chapters. If you pick-up this book, and I strongly recommend that you do, be sure to read the PROLOGUE. Sandra follows the events of her story chronologically. This means that you are in for a heavy dose of her bad guy, Vicktor Rostov, who isn’t really a bad guy but must act because he is acted upon, in the early chapters. I found that these chapters almost caused me to put the book down. I am so glad that I didn’t!

If you read her first book, Traitor, I’m sure that you wondered what happened to Rolf Schulmann—will he pay for the crimes of war? Marie Jacobson—will she still love him when she learns the truth? Hans Brenner—will he love as his best friend has, overcoming his own trials and sacrifice himself as he has seen Rolf do?

Tribunal picks up where Traitor left off without making one who hasn’t read the first installment of this trilogy feel lost. She introduces a new heroine, Natalie Allred, with ingenuity. She too has her secrets.

Having introduced her major cast of characters, I encourage you to take a journey with Sandra Grey that will take you back in history to the post war drama of 1945. These characters feel real from the moment you meet them on the page. You feel what they feel, you fear what they fear, and you crave to know the secrets that they keep.

I give this read 4 1/2 stars because she almost lost me at the get-go.

Coming soon—review of Trespass, the third in Sandra Grey’s series.
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