The Greatest Escape – Danger and adventure abound as a group of senior citizens escape through the Berlin Wall to freedom.
Based on the inspiring true story of one of the most daring Cold War exoduses.
A Berlin trip a few years ago rekindled the author’s twenty-year fascination with a daring, true, tunnel escape from East to West Berlin during the height of the Cold War. A wonderful group of feisty senior citizens led by an eighty-one-year-old man, pulled off one of the most daring escapes to freedom in recent history. The fictionalized account of these real events is the backbone of this wonderful novel by prodigious author Lou Macaluso. The Greatest Escape must rank as one of the best historical fictions of this period anyone has written to date.
This terrifically drawn group of senior citizens was rejected because of their ages from a neighbor’s tunnel exodus made famous by books and international movies (Escape from East Berlin and Tunnel28). Their response was to build their own tunnel – bigger, better, and faster than their snubbing neighbor’s renowned underpass.
In the wake of renewed public interest in Cold War stories (Bridge of Spies, Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy, and many more), the author has embraced, researched, and written this historical suspense novel which includes an Author’s Final Note section that features photos of the real people and places, both then and now.
Coming soon as a 2019 Release from Righter’s Mill Press in eBook and trade paperback formats.
Rights for The Greatest Escape are available for film and television worldwide.