Clash of the Patriots
“The handsomely-crafted plot and a swift pace makes this historical thriller an engrossing read...” ~ The Prairies Book Review
At the stroke of midnight, a devastating explosion at Black Tom Island, an armaments depot, rocks New York City. So begins this story of two patriots in World War I, each willing to put his life on the line in order to achieve a glorious victory for his cause. Serving the Fatherland is Dr. Harold Schwartz, administrator of the prestigious Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital and a German spy. Along with his father, a dealer in lethal weapons and a lifelong friend of Kaiser Wilhelm, Schwartz is hell-bent on distracting the Americans from entering the war. Meanwhile, the British Secret Intelligence Service recruits highly regarded New York City police detective Max Rothman to assemble a team of German-speaking specialists, known as the Bomb Squad. Their mission is to investigate the sudden surge of German espionage activity wreaking havoc along the Eastern Seaboard and among steamships attempting to cross the Atlantic. The Bomb Squad is a tale of love, loss, friendship, and betrayal, stretching from American shores to the epicenter of German power. A genuine gem of a read with equal parts suspense and page-turning intrigue.
“I just sat and read the entire book without stopping. We don't have a lot of these war novels anymore, and this era was so interesting. I mean, the things people had to do in those days are such mind blowing. 18 years old teenagers back then were fighting all across the world, and kids these days are sitting in their rooms just watching their phones and completely ignoring the real world, that just waits to kick them in their face. This book is a fine example of how capable, persistent, dedicated were people back then, and those are the virtues that today's kids know very little about.”
~ Reader review