A fictionalized account of the SS American Legion's mysterious World War II voyage to evacuate the Crown Princess of Norway, her children and American citizens from the World War II cataclysm overtaking Europe. Based on a true life tale of espionage, American spy Nathanial Silas plunges into intrigue and danger in the hunt for intelligence information and finds himself challenged by three women. More
By orders of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the SS American Legion left New York City in the summer, 1940 to evacuate the Crown Princess of Norway, her children and American citizens from the World War II cataclysm overtaking Europe. Mystery surrounded the return voyage. Rather than follow a safer course, the ship headed directly into the North Sea war zone. If the Nazis destroyed the ship, as they warned, with the loss of a thousand American lives, many foresaw the U.S. drawn into the war.
Speculation abounds that if the U.S. entered World War II a year and a half before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, would the war have lasted but a year or dragged on past 1945? How many other servicemen and women could have been lost? How many of us of later generations might never have been born?
In a fictionalized account of this true-life episode, American spy Nathanial Silas plunges into its intrigue and danger in the hunt for intelligence information. Never superhuman but always undaunted, he finds himself challenged by three women. Only they hold the keys to unraveling a wartime puzzle. He uses charm, deceit, and coercion in the effort to foil a deadly Nazi plot behind the mystery of the American Legion’s voyage.
Available ebook formats: