For an orphaned childhood survivor of Dachau, Jonathan Winchell has done well for himself. Growing up under the care of a cousin in New York, he went on to become a professor of Holocaust literature at UCLA. Meanwhile his own memories of the camps remain resolutely buried. Learning he has a heart condition, Jonathan decides it's time to face his past and returns to Germany to revisit the scene of the crime. But while he's pursuing the painful truth, a neo-Nazi group intent on covering up the atrocities has chosen Jonathan as the unwilling spokesman for their Holocaust-revisionist campaign. Captured and threatened with death if he won't make a recorded statement to the world that the Holocaust was a hoax, Jonathan must claim the truth of the past and summon all his courage to face not only his attackers but himself. An intriguing personal odyssey woven into a suspense novel, "A Duty of the Heart" tells a story you will long remember.
Screenwriter and novelist Irving White is a clinically trained psychologist, with a PhD from the University of Chicago, who works as a national consultant to corporations in matters of popular culture, marketing, and international relations. His screenplays have been made into feature films, with two more optioned. Currently his focus as a writer is on crafting fictional novels based on his own international experiences. Dr. White lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a retired child psychotherapist, with whom he has three married children and six grandchildren.