A Fateful Switch

A Novel About Secrets, Regrets and Redemption

by Klaus Kirchhoff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665566551
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665566575
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665566568

About the Book

As he is being sedated for emergency heart-by-pass surgery, Sean Kelly, an American business man of Irish descent, briefly starts talking in German. When the Chief surgeon shares this after surgery with the patient’s young adult children, they are shocked to hear this and do not know what to make of it. When Sean Kelly is asked about this, he at first denies that this could have happened but he knows it to be true. He struggles at first but then realizes he has to lift the veil of his secret life for the past thirty years. In a letter to his son Ryan and daughter Lisa, he explains how he had switched identities with his best friend who was killed while they were serving together in the French Foreign legion. He confesses to have been borne in Germany and his true name is Hans Schumacher. The story now takes dramatic turns and leads to very unusual discoveries in Germany while resulting in surprised endings.

About the Author

GERMAN-BORN KLAUS KIRCHHOFF immigrated to the United States in 1964 and settled in the Los Angeles area. There he met and married Brigitte, his wife for fifty-four years. Klaus brought a degree in Architectural Engineering from Germany and obtained a Professional – Civil – Engineers in California. But he spent most of his professional career in Project Controls management on some major international engineering/construction projects in many countries around the world, among them Iran and Saudi Arabia. In 1998, he retired and he and his wife moved to Carlsbad near San Diego where he still resides after his wife passed away recently. He enjoys good music, traveling, creative writing and hours of companionship with friends, sharing his great sense of humor by telling jokes and funny stories.