On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.
At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.
Seeing by Moonlight is a thriller that combines uncovered history of the German rocketry program with a science fiction twist to create a sweeping tale of secrets and love that spans generations past, present, and future.
While we performed extensive research on the cities and history of Peenemünde and Nordhausen in preparing this book, we naturally took liberties about both locations and the experiments performed at them for the purpose of the fictional adventure we wanted to tell you. What we have not taken lightly is the millions of lives truly destroyed when Jews, Slavs and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi government were enslaved and worked to death for the purpose of advancing the Nazi war at these sites and elsewhere throughout Europe. We humbly acknowledge the great debt owed to those who sacrificed to liberate that continent; and we offer reverence to those who suffered the horror of the purges and the camps.
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About the Author
MF Thomas has lived and worked in over 20 countries. He is very happy to be home in the United States. His website is www.MFThomasAuthor.com
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Seeing by Moonlight is a literary historical thriller written by M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle. When we first meet Alex Pyke, he's congratulating himself over shifting a used Civic that had languished in the used car lot where he works as a salesman. He likes to think of himself as up-and-coming with a gift for making a sale and getting the girls. Alex has also managed to buy a home in an exclusive neighborhood with a golf course. On the day after that sale, he's playing a round with Cal, a wealthy neighbor who lies about his handicap and is boasting about his plan to purchase two rare BMWs from a collector in Munich. Alex seizes upon what seems to be an opportunity to get into the imported market and offers to go to Germany and handle the transaction. Alex's life changes drastically as a result of that offer. M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle's literary thriller, Seeing by Moonlight, is one of those books that are just about impossible to put down. When I wasn't reading it, I found myself thinking about the story and looking forward to my next reading session. This writing team is extraordinarily gifted. Their style is smooth and lyrical, and their characters are finely drawn and quickly come alive in the reader's mind. There are heroes and villains in Seeing by Moonlight, but the lines between the two are rather finely drawn and can seem to blur. There's Filibert Lohr who opens Alex's mind to many possibilities, his cool and mesmerizing niece, Elise, and Andreas, an assassin for whom murder is both a passion and an art, to name just a few. The action takes place on two stages: Germany in the late 1940s and at the end of the twentieth century, and the transitions between the two are accomplished with unerring skill and precision. I loved reading this book! Seeing by Moonlight has everything I look for in a work of fiction and a lot more. M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle have written a marvelous book indeed, and it's very highly recommended.