In 1939, the Nazis are poised to invade Europe. FDR is in the White House but finds he is leading a country that is leaning heavily toward isolationism. Convinced that the Nazis will pose a dire threat to the United States, but without an intelligence service to infiltrate them, FDR turns to an unlikely candidate: John (Jack) F. Kennedy, a twenty-two year old socialite in poor health. Jack Kennedy is planning on touring Europe to gather information for his senior thesis and FDR convinces him to spy for the United States. Jack’s goal is to find information about the seemingly endless supply of money that has been flowing from Germany into the United States – money that is being used to buy votes and influence the next presidential election.
APPEAL: A fast-paced book that uses historical circumstances to create a novel that is full of the personalities of the WWII era.
NOTES (language, violence, sex, humor, satire):
John F. Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Nazis, espionage
DATE/STAFF: 1/2/2013 / KD