Fading Away

Fading Away

by Tom Upton
     
 

A weapon that could kill millions of Americans is in deadly hands: Nazi hands. SS officers have hijacked a German Navy U-boat to secretly transport Hitler’s "Miracle Weapon" to Cuban waters, where it would be launched with the intent of crushing the United States and forcing its retreat from the war. What is this Miracle Weapon? Germ warfare. It would be

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A weapon that could kill millions of Americans is in deadly hands: Nazi hands. SS officers have hijacked a German Navy U-boat to secretly transport Hitler’s "Miracle Weapon" to Cuban waters, where it would be launched with the intent of crushing the United States and forcing its retreat from the war. What is this Miracle Weapon? Germ warfare. It would be inescapable. But U-boat skipper Hans Brinker will not allow the despised SS officers to use his beloved submarine and its crew for the murder of millions of innocents! As the U-boat makes its way toward its sinister goal, the German sailors launch a coup against the SS officers, presumably killing them all. As they celebrate, they are suddenly poisoned by a Nazi booby-trap!

The poisoned sailors die, and with no one left to man the U-boat, it sinks. Skipper Brinker is the only survivor. Now he must join forces with an American intelligence officer, Erik Svenson,to eliminate the still looming threat of germ warfare. Containers carrying deadly viruses designed for America are intact on the ocean floor and pose a grave danger. SS Standartenfuhrer Albert Krantz has survived the coup. He is relentless in his determination to see his Fuhrer’s vision of Germany as a world power realized, and he is on his way to recover his Miracle Weapon.

This suspenseful story offers the varying perspectives of those involved in the creating and destroying of Hitler’s Miracle Weapon: from the German skipper whose boat carries the weapon, to the Norwegian-American tasked with destroying it, to the SS officer determined to recover and launch it. The fate of the world hangs in the balance…

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045236416
Publisher:
Tom Upton
Publication date:
08/23/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
695,954
File size:
191 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Manfed Krutein was born during the closing months of WWI in Konigsberg, then capital of the German state of East Prussia. He grew up in the city of Kiel, the son of a trade school teacher. In 1936 he entered the Navy for an education in Naval Architecture (ship building). He attended the Technical University of Danzig where he met Eva Lehnert. He married Eva in 1942, the year he received his Master's Degree. With the outbreak of WWII, Manfred was called back to the Navy. He served on a U-boat in the North Atlantic through 1941, when he became director of submarine repair at St. Nazaire on the coast of occupied France. In 1945, as the Allies made their advance, Manfred was flown to Wilhelmshaven, Germany to become Technical Director of the Navy shipyard. Manfred stayed on in Wilhelmshaven after the war to help dissassemble the shipyard under the direction of the British. He later opened his own civilian shipyard to serve the port area. The threat of Soviet occupation of Western Europe caused Manfred to sell his shipyard. He had seen enough of war. In 1951 he tried to immigrate to the U.S. but the German quota was closed. He took Eva and their three children to Chile instead. In Chile Manfred switched careers to underseas mining and engineering. After the appearance of Sputnik in 1960, U.S. immigration laws were made more lenient for scientists and engineers. Manfred applied for and received a visa. He and Eva by then had five children, and the family followed him to California. In 1970, the CIA approached Manfred to direct a mission to secretly raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean using the newly built research ship Glomar Explorer. He had to pretend to the world and his family that the Glomar Explorer was actually ocean mining for manganese modules. After the successful mission, Manfred continued to work in ocean mining.

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