Discovery, The: A Novel

Discovery, The: A Novel

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by Dan Walsh
     
 

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his…  See more details below

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story.

As Michael delves deeper into the story he discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well. Laced with suspense and intrigue, The Discovery is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forge the love of a lifetime. Author Dan Walsh delivers yet another unique and heartfelt story that will stick with readers long after they turn the last page.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800719814
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
681,155
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, and Remembering Christmas. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

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Discovery, The 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
Thrilling, romantic, and intriguing. In The Discovery, Dan Walsh takes a fascinating sidebar of World War II history and crafts a suspenseful, beautifully written, and deeply satisfying story. This is his best novel yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Walsh writes an interesting story about a Grandson whose beloved Grandfather's legacy. When Michael discovers his Grandfather's, Gerard's life story which reveals the great danger and courage that Gerard faced during WWII, he finally understands the man he has always held in high esteem. Told in the present with Michael and the past with Gerard, the plot is seamlessly drawn from one era to the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! What a great book. Dan Walsh is a fantastic author. This is my first book to read by D. Walsh.. He just proves that a great romance, mystery can be written without sex scenes or bad language. Keep up the writing for I will be reading your books.
jomom5 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. Good suspense and story-telling. Only quibble is lack of historical accuracy in dealing with WWII language and customs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this book. This is the third Dan Walsh book that I have read and he is such a great author. I would recommend any of his books. They are all such captivating reads and very hard to put down. I just want to read them as quickly as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not able to stop reading this book. I was so moved by the story and was drawn in so deep that I felt like I was Michael. **Warning-- do not start reading this book if you have anything important to get done during the next day or two. It is too difficult to stop reading until the book is finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading this very talented author and it will not be my last. I have never given a 5 star rating to a book before, either, but did on this one. This book is not only jam packed with mystery and suspense that kept me turning the pages but it is one that also could be about our own ancestors. This book will appeal to young and old, male and female.
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bj1245 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The discovery of Grandpas mysterious background was well written and very inspirational.
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This book was awesome! I read it in about 5 sittings on a trip and only put it down out of exhaustion. I can't wait to read more by Dan Walsh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book within a book, well written and interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an inspiring book!!! It's really two stories in one book. You become quite attached to the charactors!!!! Don't miss this one!!! MCELWOLF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much that I am going to try to find a paperback version for my mother.
TheJammieGirl More than 1 year ago
Dan Walsh captures modern-day Charleston and WWII Daytona Beach with such a flair that the settings are characters in their own right. Ben and Claire's story is heart-wrenchingly romantic, but believable nonetheless. And I just know Michael and Jenn have an equally romantic life together in store for them - hopefully we'll get to read about it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book. Could not put it down. Great story. Actually two great stories. You have to read it to understand that statement. Loved this book. Thank you for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, heartwrenching story. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute spent reading this book. I couldn't put it down!
MaryAnnF More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. You follow as Michael as he reads the unpublished manuscript that his grandfather leaves for him to find. He discovers amazing things. I don't normally like books that spend a lot of time in history or are historicals, but I couldn't put this one down.
LisaLickel0 More than 1 year ago
Michael Warner’s family history goes no further back than famous author grandfather Gerard Warner. That fact never bothered Michael until his sister, Marilyn, makes a scene at the reading of Gramps’ will. Then he was exasperated. When Gramps’ literary agent offers a ghost-written book deal for an exclusive biography, Michael gets nervous. He’d grown up both loving and in awe of Gramps, and it seems disrespectful trying to pry information out of the grave. Marilyn says their grandfather promised the secret of their family tree would come out after his death. But do they really want to know? Michael’s bride, Jenn, suggests he use their inherited wealth and new home in Charleston, Gramps’ estate, to look around, see if there isn’t something he can find about the family while she’s away packing up their Florida apartment. Michael doesn’t need much encouragement and not long after he discovers Gramps’ typewriter case is more than what it appears. Gerard Warner’s life and reputation is left in Michael’s hands. Will he do the right thing? The Discovery reveals a little-discussed, little-known case of espionage and terrorism in the United States during World War II. Mind-control, loyalty, fear, espionage and collusion would win Hitler new territory, or fail the Third Reich. But which part did Gerard Warner take? Hero to the Reich, or Hero to the US? And why? An Impossible Love, Gramps’ last unpublished manuscript, can either bond the family or ruin the beloved image of long-time internationally-best-selling author, along with Michael’s dreams and desires to follow in his beloved Grandfather’s writing footsteps. This is my favorite book of Dan Walsh’s. His style has matured to the point where he can wrap his readers in a soft old comforter and set us in front of a fire and weave a mesmerizing tale of the love of a good woman able to turn the world on an edge. Walsh has become comfortable in his ability to let his characters speak for themselves, even when they’re telling someone else’s story. “Say you’re going to make something of your life. Do something meaningful. Cure some disease. Break some work record. But don’t do it as Ben Coleman or Gerhard…whatever your last name is.” Good advice for anyone in any age. Walsh is always spot-on with research and life during the era. This book felt less like a report and let us live his charaActers and their discoveries. Both a contemporary love story and historical, Walsh blends today and yesterday in luscious southern charm.