Today I'm giving away a copy of The Discovery by Dan Walsh for three reasons - first of all, I received an extra copy in the mail last week (giveaway time!). Secondly, I'm thrilled to share one of my favorite books of the year. Third, the timing. Seventy years ago this summer, an extraordinary real-life drama unfolded on American shores...
In June of 1942, U-boats landed eight German saboteurs on US soil, at Long
Island, New York and at Jacksonville, Florida. They were all captured within two
weeks before any of their planned sabotage missions had been attempted, and six
of the men were executed for espionage on August 8, 1942.
In The Discovery, Dan Walsh
takes this fascinating sibebar of US history and crafts a compelling novel - more precisely a historical novel within a contemporary novel.
beloved grandfather dies, Michael Warner inherits his home in Charleston, the
typewriter on which Gerard Warner wrote dozens of bestselling novels, and an
unpublished manuscript. The unpublished novel is unlike anything else his
grandfather wrote - a World War II story of a German saboteur who lands by
U-boat in Florida and takes the name Ben Coleman to blend in. He's not the spy
he led the Nazis to believe he was, but a German-American desperate for a way
home. Ben falls in love with Claire Richards - an impossible love. All deception
has a way of unraveling, and Ben finds himself in a fight for his freedom and
Michael is drawn in to the tale of spies and danger and
romance, but certain aspects of the story prick his curiosity. As he works
to solve the mystery, he learns more about himself and his
Thrilling, romantic, and intriguing, The Discovery is
a suspenseful, beautifully written, and deeply satisfying story. I've thoroughly
enjoyed all Dan Walsh's novels, but I'm convinced this is his best yet!
To enter the drawing for The Discovery, please leave a comment below and include your email address in the following format: sarah[at]sarahsundin[dot]com. US and Canada only please!
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