"SHE WAS ALWAYS HAUNTED BY THE FRAGMENTS OF THE STORY THAT WERE KEPT SECRET FROM HER....FROM THE DARKEST DAYS OF RAVENSBRUCK AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HER TWIN SISTERS .....TO THE SCAR ON THE FACE OF THE MAN SHE WOULD MARRY"
It's not every day that a Nazi U-Boat surfaces off the coast of Long Island as it does in this historical work of bio-fiction. This book follows the saga of an illustrious legal family as they encounter escaped Nazis living in post WWII America. From the Nuremberg Trials to the Warren Commission, from Giverny and Paris to the darkest days of the death camps of Nazi Germany, to the peace and calm of the East End of Long Island that is shattered when a small band of Nazi saboteurs land on the shores of Amagansett in 1942, taking the reader on a roller coaster ride as the story of "The Man With The Jagged Red Scar" gradually enfolds.
When Forrest Mills the lead attorney for the Warren Commission and his pianist wife Ellie, accidentally come across a sacred Kangling, hidden away in a magnificent Michel Bouvier vitrine while on a visit to Monet's house in Giverny, their world turns upside down as they encounter the mysteries of this sacred Tibetan musical instrument.
Upon returning home they realize that years earlier when a group of Nazi saboteurs ransacked their family home in the Hamptons, in their blood thirsty hunt for the missing fragments of the fabled Norman "Le Bayeux Tapestry" thought to be hidden away in a similar Bouvier vitrine, at 14 Skiphampton Road in Amagansett, sets into motion a series of events having devastating consequences for their family.
These events begin to converge at the 1942 July 4th celebration at the Mills' family compound on Skiphampton Road when the annual Regatta Race of the Hamptons faces a calamity of monumental proportions when a Nazi U-Boat rams their family schooner, the Esmeralda sending its crew to the depths below. Not only is Forrest Mills faced with a menacing attack, but his wife and children are put in peril as they encounter escaped Nazis from Nuremberg Prison masquerading around as every day Americns both in New York City and Washington D.C. infiltrating both our government and every day American life.
Based in part, on a true story known as the Amagansett Incident of 1942, the only time in American history that an enemy force succeeded in landing on our shores, Forrest and Ellie Mills confront escaped Nazis living side by side with them in the "cottages" that dot the Hamptons as well as in the Gilded Ghetto on the Upper West Side of Manhattan including a crazed Nazi Psychiatrist, who after having facial reconstruction, ends up treating a young Lee Harvey Oswald in New York City in the mid-1950's. Several other storylines all converge during the July 4th Independence Day Celebration and Regatta, when the U-Boat surfaces and rams the Esmeralda, the family's schooner, creating untold havoc and panic for years to come.