Depot Dora

Stolen Masterpieces and Hidden Treasures

Author : Cy Vaughn


Lucas Brunn has been waiting for a chance to defend his homeland ever since the Nazis aryanized the Vienna Medical School and expelled everyone without a German birth certificate. When the Resistance finally assigns him a mission, however, it isn't what he expects: Lucas is to disguise himself as a priest, steal into a Nazi controlled salt mine where wooden crates are stored, and identify the contents. His fear turns to shock when he opens a small crate and finds himself face-to-face with the Mona Lisa.

Lucas hides the masterpiece, stabbing a Wehrmacht guard in the process, but his mission is far from over. There are thousands of paintings to recover and a more personal battle to fight —the Nazis, after discovering Lucas's identity, kill his father and arrest Erika, his fiancée.

Depot Dora tells the true story of Operation Ebensburg, a WWII mission, the events of which have been depicted in The Monuments Men and Where Eagles Dare. At turns enthralling and romantic, the novel will inspire you to think about how far you'd go to protect your country and the people you love. THE AUTHOR Cy Vaughn, MD is a retired heart surgeon. His first novel, The Phoenix Heart, draws on his experiences as the first surgeon in the world to implant an artificial heart after transplant rejection. Cy lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Kaye, and is working on his next book.

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Depot Dora - Stolen Masterpieces and Hidden Treasures

Fiction: Historical

Trade Paperback

6x9 inches

206 pages

Publication Date: July 2016

Suggested Retail Price: $13.95

Author: Cy Vaughn

ISBN: 978-1-62787-415-1









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Author's History

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, and is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the European Association for Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, among others.

During Dr. Vaughn’s thirty-one years of practice in Phoenix, he performed numerous Arizona Surgical Firsts: Coronary Artery Bypass; Implantation of an Artificial Heart (The Phoenix Heart) to treat heart transplant rejection; and others. He has lectured in Phoenix, Vienna, Tokyo, London, Berlin; Zurich; and New York.

His writing career began with the publication of numerous cardiac and thoracic surgery articles. His first novel, The Phoenix Heart,isa fictional adaptation of his artificial heart implant to treat transplant rejection, aworld first.

He recently signed a publishing contract with Wheatmark Publishing for Depot Dora, based on Operation Ebensburg, a WWII Mission, the heroic story of an Austrian Patriot who saved the world’s largest cache of Nazi confiscated art from Depot Dora, Hitler’s codename for the Austrian salt mine.

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