Silver Voyage : A Johnny Donohue Adventure
Corporate drop-out Johnny Donohue has his leisurely routine in Florida interrupted when he is called to his home town on Long Island to attend the funeral of Willie Haggerty, the father of his former sweetheart. What began as the death of an old family friend soon had Johnny digging deeper into the affairs of his former lover and her family. Willie was a brilliant scientist who left the world of weapons development after he saw the horror of the nuclear bomb in World War II. Early in the war, Willie was assigned to work with Alan Turing, the greatest mathematician in history, to solve the mystery of the German Enigma Machine. Both men worked feverishly to reduce the number of casualties in the war. Their well intentioned contributions to science become the source of greed, murder and fraud. Johnny follows a series of clues that point to Alan Turing potentially having the key to uncovering a vast Nazi treasure that has eluded international criminals. When it becomes clear that the life of Johnny's former lover is in danger he prepares to take on some big players in the mysterious world of precious metals. Johnny creates a brilliant plan to find the hidden treasure and protect the reputation of a top atomic scientist. Donohue is playing a difficult game competing against a sea of professionals who will stop at nothing to walk off with secret Nazi treasure. Meanwhile Johnny's love life is spiraling out of control with the strong pull of his previous world calling to him. Johnny's relationship with Carmen is in dire need of repair after his long absence from her side. Both women may choose another way to go as life's choices may be sending Johnny in a new direction.
- Paperback | 158 pages
- 133.35 x 203.2 x 9.14mm | 240.4g
- 26 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Sandy Mason
About The Author After spending over twenty five years in information technology and a not so great record on marriages, I was due for a major life style change. The change process was facilitated by my love of sailing and a corporate layoff which put me on the streets of life with no stop signs ahead. I have always loved good books - they seemed a perfect match for my over active imagination. The character of Johnny Donohue just seemed to jump out at me ... waiting to get on stage. Johnny has a rebellious but tolerant sense of being. He loves women and hoisting a few at his favorite hang-outs. His sailing skills are solid and adventuresome. There's a little bit of Johnny in all of us. As for Sandy Mason, well he keeps a tight watch on his favorite character and a bright outlook on life.