LIES CAN SINK A U-BOAT, AN EMPIRE, OR A FAMILY
A MISSING U-BOAT, A NAZI COVER-UP, AND A SON DETERMINED TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH
January, 1942—U-112 lurks off the east coast of the United States, planning to wreak havoc on U.S. shipping. When the U-boat disappears, the captain’s wife is told her husband is dead. But can she trust the Nazi regime to tell the truth?
1972—Ernst Möller, the captain’s son, begins a quest to learn his father’s true fate. He’s told that not only did U-112 never exist but that his father was executed for war crimes!
Follow Ernst through a maze of deception — and subterfuge!
Bob, a native of Chicago, thinks he’ll find a simpler life when he leaves the city for small-town Kentucky. Situations both humorous and poignant prove him wrong.
He rents a room from Steve and Lou, who see him as a potential son-in-law even if their daughter Sally doesn’t. He meets the Waynedale “Mafia,” a group of aging busybodies who dispense equal parts pie and advice while overseeing the social life of the community. And that’s just his first day.
His attempt to start a relationship with Nellie, the single mother of a teenaged daughter, is complicated by his longing for the free-spirited Pam, the woman he left behind. It is further upset by Nellie’s daughter and her boyfriends from hell. When Bob invites Pam for a visit, Lou, the Mafia, and Sally are all prepared to tell him what he’s doing wrong, while Nellie simply tells him where to go.
But there’s another voice, if Bob will listen—the voice of the soft-spoken man who calls himself Squat.