Wandering in the Words Press is excited to announce its third book release with author Steve Schach. His latest novel, Highly Satisfactory, takes readers all over the world with its many subplots. Schach recently co-wrote a novel, Coopers Island, with his wife Sharon Stein. His debut fiction novel, Old Bach is Come, was also the first novel Wandering in the Words Press released.
In Highly Satisfactory… Dr. Ulrich zu Westerheimer is a German-born nuclear physicist working on the American atomic bomb project in Los Alamos. In 1943, he flies to Novosibirsk in Siberia for a meeting with his younger brother, Carl Friedrich, a fanatical Nazi who is also a nuclear physicist. Carl Friedrich was captured at Stalingrad and is to be flown to Hitler’s headquarters in East Prussia with a Soviet peace proposal for Hitler. Hidden in the briefcase is a report by Nobel Prize winner Dr. James Chadwick regarding the infeasibility of a plutonium bomb. The report is genuine, but wrong. The Americans want to deceive Hitler with the report. But the NKGB (the Soviet Secret Police) play some deceptive tricks of their own.
After 26 years as a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Schach, a Cape Town, South Africa native, recently moved to Sydney, Australia. Before he began writing thrillers, Steve wrote 13 best-selling software engineering textbooks, which are used in universities all over the world. Down Under, Steve intended to become a full-time grandfather, and limit his intellectual activities to solving cryptic crossword puzzles and avidly watching Sesame Street with his grandchildren. However, the urge to write proved to be far too strong to overcome.
At Wandering in the Words Press, we’re grateful he—and his wife—like to put pen to paper on their many travels.