Gulf Shores, AL, February 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Michael Springer, veteran author of the adventure novel, The Bootlegger’s Secret and its sequel, Mark Penn Goes to War, presents the release of his newest work, Kaiser Brightman 082314, published by Outskirts Press. The novel’s three young heroes declare war on the enemy PWs, who seem to be treated better than local civilians subject to rationing and other wartime shortages.
It’s the summer of l944. The dads of Frank Warner and Jack Steiner are fighting the Germans in Italy with the 3rd Infantry Division. Frank’s mother works at Royal Cannery, where the PWs will soon join her.
Skeeter Stark, on parole from the Minnesota State Reform School, has a brother who took part in the D-Day landing in France as an Army Ranger.
Frank and Jack are Boy Scouts and fluent in Morse code; however, a series of mysterious radio messages intercepted in that format baffles them.
The boys build a raft and land on the island. They encounter a PW who drops a matchbook cover on the back of which are printed the following strange words and numbers: KAISER BRIGHTMAN 082314.
The trio is drawn into a Nazi conspiracy of murder and sabotage that imperils many lives, including theirs.