Eighteen year old John Lawrence joins the Navy in 1938 seeking romance, adventure, and a chance to get out on his own. When the attack on Pearl Harbor inaugurates America's entry into World War Two he loses his best friends in one morning. Now it's 1943 and he's a submariner. A man of many talents, he's a natural for the submarine service. He volunteers for everything. He's promised a friend that he'll go find his friend's Jewish family...in Czechoslovakia. The Nazi's have interned them in a ghetto. Suddenly he's in a race against time. He and his friend will have to plan and execute a reconnaissance and recovery mission...without the Navy knowing about it. What's more, the resistance doesn't know he's coming. Now John will face his biggest challenge yet. Will he be in time? Will he even be able to get to Czechoslovakia? And, most importantly, will they still be alive when he gets there? Will he be able to get out? He'll be up against the most feared organization the world has ever seen...Himmler's SS...and the clock is ticking. The Operative is a stunning debut novel with a writing style that is sure to grab the reader.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.99mm | 453.59g
- 03 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Large type / large print
- Large Print
- Illustrations, black and white