Robert Dannin, author
Edward “Tony” Gawron died in his fifty-seventh year but not before leaving a chronicle of his eventful, yet tortured, life. He poured his own experiences, mixed with a stunning imagination, into Trigger, a twisting tale of survival and revenge set during sixty years of turbulent European history. The central character, Tadeusz Szczepanski, escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and plunges into a life of resistance, deception, and violence, anchoring his morality in the fictional roles portrayed by Humphrey Bogart. Finally, unable to abide the compromises of life in peacetime, he conspires to ignite the Third World War. Against him is set the story’s narrator, Johnny Miller, a guilt-plagued American war hero working for the CIA to unravel the plot, yet seriously compromised by his own questionable sense of virtue. From concentration camps, underground armies, Communist prisons, Parisian cafés, Mafia cartels, and terrorist organizations, Trigger emerges to haunt an ever-treacherous future.