Novels

Author Lloyd Tosoff is a natural born storyteller with a writing style as descriptive as Follett, gripping like Clancy and well researched like Grisham. Readers give his novels 5 stars for good reason; they are page turners with great narrative, believable dialogue and cliff hangers that make you want to read one more chapter before putting it down.


Escape From Konigsberg

Escape From Konigsberg



Logline:
After watching his beloved home of Königsberg fall into communist hands during the last days of WWII and faced with unspeakable tragedy, 16-year-old Walter Heinrich bravely escapes along with his two young sisters on what may have been the last coal train to Berlin where Walter begins a quest that changes his life forever.

Plot Outline:
Escape from Königsberg is an epic human drama set in the former German province of East Prussia during the last days of WWII. Based on a true story, it follows one family's struggle to survive the brutal onslaught of the Soviet Red Army and the Allied bombing campaign that leveled the 700-year-old city. After watching his beloved home of Königsberg fall into communist hands and faced with unspeakable tragedy, 16-year-old Walter Heinrich bravely escapes along with his two sisters aged six and 10 on what may have been the last coal train to Berlin before the tracks of the Prussian Eastern Railway are destroyed. Captured by German soldiers Walter is faced with a harrowing stay at the Mausbacher Waisenhaus in Berlin before escaping and setting out on a quest that changes his life forever. A complex plot that takes the reader on an intimate journey that pits the indomitable human spirit against the evil and devastation of war, Walter's story is an accurate portrayal of the suffering of the German people as a result of Hitler's criminal regime. Filled with adventure, narrow escapes from death, unlikely friendships, bittersweet reunion and a touching love story, Escape From Königsberg is a gripping novel. Love, loss and hope define this beautifully written novel.

One Liner:
A coming of age novel that touches the heart

"Tosoff's research is admirably meticulous...(a) beautifully depicted (love story)" - Kirkus Reviews

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Point of Return

Point of Return



Logline:
Naïve accountant Ian MacLeod gets caught up in a murder conspiracy under the guise of being hired as an auditor by the Glasgow based accounting firm RIA. After realizing he's been set up as a patsy for a crime he did not commit he is forced to pit his intellect against the ruthless Scottish mob.

Plot Outline:
After a failed marriage and the loss of his job, naïve accountant Ian MacLeod returns to his hometown of Glasgow. A budding romance with Scotland Yard profiler Kyla Fraser is interrupted when MacLeod takes a job as a "night auditor" contrived to set him up for a murder he did not commit. He finds out that the ruthless Glaswegian mob is behind his newfound troubles and he makes the grievous error of absconding with their money as a ploy to negotiate his way out of his predicament. Pursued by the police, MI5 and the mob, MacLeod turns to Kyla for help but seems to get even more inextricably caught up in Bond-like intrigue that takes him on a cut to the chase that ends in an exciting showdown with top mobsters Alistair Ascot and Douglas McMurphy on the banks of the River Clyde.

One Liner:
Bond-like swagger, a thrilling page turner

"Tosoff's novel is a worthy introduction to its protagonist, whose descent into events beyond his control is plausible as well as riveting ... A thriller with a down-to-earth protagonist whose misadventures are invigorating." - Kirkus Reviews

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Vanquished

Vanquished



Logline:
MacLeod's indiscretion of being in possession of mob money catches up with him and he is extradited back to the UK after fleeing to the Cayman Islands. A conspiracy unfolds as MacLeod searches for the mob's Highland bunker in an exposé of political intrigue and sexual secrets spanning from the seedy streets of East London to the Home Office itself.

Plot Outline:
Being in possession of mob money catches up with MacLeod and he is extradited back to the UK after he and Kyla help Natasha, a young victim of the sex trade, kick her heroin addiction at a healing center on the Cayman Islands that MacLeod funded with pilfered mob money. Kyla finds out that Scotland Yard and the Home Office are rife with corruption at the highest levels and calls upon former spy and lawyer Nigel Cambridge to help free MacLeod by cutting a deal that takes the trio on a jaunt into the Scottish Highlands. Political intrigue and the sexual secrets of the UK's most powerful men are interwoven into a complex plot driven by a conspiracy contrived to set MacLeod up for revenge by mobsters Ascot and McMurphy. An exposé that delves into the sex trade on the seedy streets of East London, and offers a glimpse into the life of exotic call girl Justine Prothumo, reverberates all the way up to the Home Office.

One Liner:
Pure escapist entertainment with grit

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Highland Sanction

Highland Sanction



Logline:
Young mobster Joseph McMurphy is intent on avenging his father's death with a sanction against MacLeod‘s life. Pursued into the rugged terrain of the Cairngorm Highlands, MacLeod faces the greatest ordeal of his life.

Plot Outline:
A flight across the frigid waters of the North Atlantic ends in a crash landing on the shores of Iceland where Ian MacLeod begins yet another chapter in his troubles with the Scottish Mob. The heir to murdered Glasgow mobster Douglas McMurphy's criminal empire seeks revenge after seven years in pursuit of the man he holds responsible for his father's death. Joseph McMurphy is a sex and cocaine addicted sociopath who has rebranded his father's crime syndicate to bolster his legitimate image as a CEO. A gangland sanction against MacLeod's life ultimately ends in the rugged terrain of Scotland's Cairngorm Highlands where MacLeod faces his greatest ordeal.

One Liner:
A compelling and riveting finale.

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Children of Pleaides

Children of Pleaides



Coming in spring 2020

Children of Pleaides takes place across a time span of five millennia and begins in the days after the great Ice Age on the shores of ancient Norseland. When a Pleiadean star ship lands in an open forest clearing under the full moon and starlit skies of the winter solstice a young female shaman believes she has brought the luminous orb into being after casting a spell of ancient trolldómr magick. Her incantation asking for a visitation from angels, pixies and faeries to bless her tribe, becomes a strange manifestation far beyond her shaman powers when the lone occupant, a tall white extraterrestrial from the distant star system Pleiades emerges emanating a benevolent presence that sends the young sibyl into an ecstatic state of bliss. After explaining that a messiah is destined to be born to the earth in the distant future and she has been chosen as the first mother of a long lineage, he mates with her to begin a sacred and secret bloodline of star children.

The plot fast forwards to 5406 BC during England’s earliest times when its sparse population was made up of nomadic Viking ancestors, Celts who roamed the rugged terrain of Wales and Europeans who crossed the ancient land bridge of Doggerland before it was flooded by the rising waters of the North Sea. It begins with an arduous journey from the rugged Isles of the inner Orkneys, southward across the highlands and barren tundra of post Ice Age Briton before unfolding into a growing conflict between an enigmatic freeloader and the leader of the wandering clan. A violent killing becomes a portal into the underworld and begins a tale that awakens a mysterium of alchemy that reveals strange happenings and apparitions from unseen worlds.

After several millennia, an evil priest possessing great powers and everlasting life rides into the village of Wilton and becomes the ruler of the land. His reign goes uncontested until the chosen messiah of a star-seeded bloodline is born.

Children of Pleiades is an accurate depiction of life in ancient times set against a gripping human drama filled with all the strange twists and turns that make life on earth a mysterium of unanswered questions as to what and who we are as children of an infinite universe. The drive to survive against the forces of nature, love and erotic encounters, the brutality of religious and political regimes, folklore and otherworldly fantasy as well as light shed by humor are the thread and fabric of this truly fantastic yarn.

It is mundane existence to be satisfied with what you already know. The curious know what they don’t know and explore the world in a quest for knowledge. However, it is those possessing rare intelligence that admit they don’t know what they don’t know. To listen and learn with an open mind and heart is the way of the Divine.