When the young New Yorker, Markos Androlakis, visits the island of Crete in the summer of 1940 for a sabbatical, he unwittingly puts himself on a trajectory to test the fates of destiny. War soon engulfs the tiny peaceful nation of Greece and the Greek army does its best to hold off the Fascist hordes. Markos soon finds himself on the Greek and allied side of the war while fighting for survival and for the liberation of his ancestral homeland.
On 20 May 1941, Germany launched Operation Merkur (Mercury), the largest airborne invasion in history to capture the strategic island of Crete from the allies. Markos is tasked by the allied commander to help evacuate the Hellenic King to the island’s south coast where he will be transported by the Royal Navy to Egypt. Unbeknownst to Markos the German Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler has dispatched a ruthless SS officer Georg Mueller to capture the King and return him to Germany. Markos manages to evacuate the King and journeys to Cairo where he is recruited into the US army and the COI, which would soon become the OSS, Office of Strategic Services, under the leadership of “Wild Bill Donovan.” Markos returns to America to help organize a cadre of Greek American agents to help the Greek resistance fight the ruthless and bloody Nazi occupation.
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