In 1916, Abigail Maduro arrives in the Danish West Indies to live with her Aunt Esther, a bad tempered spinster, and her houseful of eccentric servants. Despite the island’s veneer of tranquility, St. Thomas is a hotbed of German spies and saboteurs who use their Hamburg-America steamers in the Kaiser’s war effort. When a mysterious sailor suddenly appears in town, Abigail is unwittingly drawn into the conflict. She stumbles upon Erich Seibold, a handsome foreigner, and finds the friendship and love she has been craving, even after she learns that Erich is a deserter from a German U-boat. Their idyllic interlude comes to a halt when the island’s German consul also discovers Erich’s identity, and blackmails him into joining his spy ring. After a melee involving the Danish governor, Erich is thrown into prison, forcing Abigail to risk everything to save his life. But can she stop a dangerous ring of German spies before they launch a German invasion of her tranquil island? Action and adventure abound in this colorful historical novel that brings to life a fading West Indian sugar colony in the last days of Danish rule. Spy Island is a historical novel for the adventure-lover in you. Prepare to be carried away to an exotic tropical island with its potent mixture of action, suspense, romance, and colorful island characters who will cast their spell over you.
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