Tom Joyce Meshes Action, History in Series' First Installment

Author Tom Joyce and his attempt to understand how it was that most Austrians supported Adolf Hitler led him to write an action-adventure story back dropped in history. “Habsburg Honor and Nazi Duty” (published by AuthorHouse) is the first of three completed novels in which fictional Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach is the central character.

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A recipient of the highest medal bestowed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the war that began on 1914, Karl Marbach now works for Vienna Criminal Police — Vienna Kripo. He is concerned with his lover’s highly emotional, deeply passionate hatred of Nazism, which he sees as futile and dangerous. He has a good wife and a teenage daughter who is attracted to Nazism. But they both recognize that if their daughter doesn't openly profess devotion to Nazism, she won’t be safe in post-Anschluss Vienna.

As their lives and views unfold, readers see a slice-of-life story offering eye-opening insights into Nazi-occupied Vienna. This thrilling novel then tackles struggles of a man torn between “Habsburg Honor and Nazi Duty.” Set after the time of the Nazi annexation of Austria, this book provides the apt background for such emotionally and physically charged tale of war of man, ideals and beliefs.

“Habsburg Honor and Nazi Duty”
By Tom Joyce
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781496935083
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781496935076
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781496935069
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Author Tom Joyce worked in Ohio jails and the Ohio State Penitentiary. During his military service, he took ex-Nazis to Frankfurt, Germany, for denazification proceedings. After military service, he got a doctorate degree from Cornell University. He has taught courses in criminology and sociology to FBI agents, police officers and college students. For many years, he has been writing, rewriting and re-rewriting stories about a Vienna police inspector in the 1930s and 1940s. He has written four novels and has created a dozen short stories out of chapters in the novels.

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