The Steel Hammer
By: Louis Ulbach (1822-1889)
A large inheritance greatly transforms the lives of three people: a good man, who would have inherited at least a part of the fortune if his uncle hadn't passed away before he could alter the will, his cousin, who inherits all but is prevented from enjoying it, and a gambler, who is in desperate need of such a sum of money. The connection of the three ends fatal for at least one of them.
(Rated: 4 Stars -
November 5, 2013
Subject: Good but somewhat depressing
I listened to this and its sequel and found it to be very sad. Well written and well translated, but with a pall of unhappiness that (perhaps for personal reasons) left me with a heavy heart.