Eileen Charbonneau is the Rita and Hearts of the West award winning author of novels set in America’s past. She lives in the brave little state of Vermont and counts among her multi-cultural relatives three members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. You can find her at eileencharbonneau.googlepages.com and reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At first, war widow Kitty Charente thinks she’s showing one of her boss’s salesman a day out on the town. But Luke Kayenta is undercover: he’s a Navajo code talker, and Nazi Agent Helmut Adler is hunting him in 1942 New York City. Isolationists are searching for Luke too. And his superiors at the the U.S. Office of Strategic Services want to know if he’s cracked under torture in Spain.
Luke Kayenta and his childhood friend Nantai Riggs are young shepherds of the Navajo reservation in Arizona. They volunteer for an experiment: to come up with an uncrackable code based on their language to be used by the US as it enters World War II.