In late October of 1944, alarms sounded as spotlights and panic spread throughout Camp Clinton, a POW camp in rural Mississippi. After hours of searching, all that remained of the escaped prisoner were the rumors of his connection to a missing $500 million fortune and the legacy of the man who became known as Der Geist, or The Ghost.
By the end of World War II, the U.S. government had over 500 prisoner of war camps throughout the continental United States to house German and Italian POWs captured by the allies in Europe. In total, these camps held more than 400,000 prisoners. Following the end of the war, all of these prisoners had been returned to their homelands...except for one - The Ghost.
Some 60 years later, Frank Arrington decides to honor his aging father by chronicling his WW II memories. The reluctant father finally reveals that not only was he a guard at Camp Clinton, but he was also on duty the night of Der Geist's escape. Intrigued, Frank searches the Web and quickly discovers that he is not the only one looking for information on The Ghost.
That simple search alerts a lethal international group who has spent decades searching for The Ghost and the missing fortune. With the lives of the Arrington family at risk, Frank is forced into an international nightmare where he becomes the key to finding The Ghost.
Guarding The Ghost is a 97,000-word thriller that challenges the reader to question what is fiction and what is pure captivating history. From the barbed wire fences of Camp Clinton to the wealthy elite of Boston, this novel grips the reader with page turning action supported by detailed research on every page. Realism and suspense compel the reader forward to learn the identity of "The Ghost".
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was very well-written and full of suspense, and a thriller. The storytelling was so descriptive; you could actually picture everything the author was describing. Guarding The Ghost was a page-turner because I never knew what was going to happen next. There was a surprising twist at the end that was unexpected but played a major role in the story. It's true that this book is not for those seeking in-depth understanding of the paranormal. However, it's entertaining, light reading with a great variety of locations sites which is a refreshing change in haunting books. It is a bit like just eating one potato chip; you want to know more about the story, and it makes me yearn for another book from this author, Cliff St. James.