Convergence of Valor [NOOK Book]

Overview

At the start of the American Civil War, German spy Gunter Rohlenheim is sent by Prince Otto von Bismarck to the United States to gather intelligence on the development of ironclad warships. Before Gunter can find his way to his intended target, his nemesis from ten years earlier sends an assassin to neutralize him.

Barely escaping death, Gunter is surprised whenhis investigation uncovers more advanced war technology being developed by the Confederate Secret Service in Mobile, ...

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Convergence of Valor

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Overview

At the start of the American Civil War, German spy Gunter Rohlenheim is sent by Prince Otto von Bismarck to the United States to gather intelligence on the development of ironclad warships. Before Gunter can find his way to his intended target, his nemesis from ten years earlier sends an assassin to neutralize him.

Barely escaping death, Gunter is surprised whenhis investigation uncovers more advanced war technology being developed by the Confederate Secret Service in Mobile, Alabama. Angamar, an enigmatic old scientist, himself a refugee from Germany, connives to include Gunter into his development of a self-propelled torpedo when Gunter discovers the reincarnation of his own first engineering project, a submersible war ship.

The Confederate submarine experiment evolves into the CSS H. L. Hunley, and Gunter Rohlenheim, a German spy, using the alias Sam Miller, is consumed with the desire to become part of her crew. When the Hunley is called up of rduty as a blockade breaker in Charleston, South Carolina, Gunter is torn between loyalty to his homeland, the submersible, and an attractive war widow.

The fornsic reconstructions of the final crew of the H. L. Hunley sparked the idea of Convergence of Valor.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033066865
  • Publisher: Guntis Goncarovs
  • Publication date: 2/19/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 852,016
  • File size: 794 KB

Meet the Author

Guntis Goncarovs is an analytical chemist by education and a historian by passion. Coupling storytelling of his discoveries of the analysis of the details historical mystery of the demise of the H.L. Hunley has lead to his novel, Convergence of Valor. Havana’s Secret, the culmination of Goncarovs’ research into the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, is his third historical novel.Goncarovs and his wife, Joan enjoy the wonders of New Hampshire with their dog, Sasha. Gardening, ice hockey, a beat-up old Saturn, and three grown daughters keep them well occupied.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2006

    Run Silent, Run Deep

    The first U.S. submarine was the manually powered, eight-man H. L. Hunley, built in Mobile, AL, during the Civil War. The Confederate Navy took possession of the Hunley to help break the Union blockade of Charleston. Convergence of Valor is the story of the sub's development and its first (and last) mission. No one really knows the details of the fate of the Hunley. The author presents a possible version of the mystery in this tale of historical fiction. Just imagine the combination of fear, daring, and heroism necessary to make a man volunteer for the crew of the first submarine, and you'll get the picture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2006

    Best I've read in years

    Starting from the premise, a story of the American Civil War from the eyes of a German spy, this book was such an intriguing read that I could not put it down until I was done. The plot line twists and turns through the story with such skill that I could not find any errors. This story is complete with real characters and such vivid description that I felt I was really there. Keep the coffee going for this one - you won't put it down 'till your done.

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