Islands of Deception: Lying with the Enemy by Constance Hood

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  • Print Length:?348 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage:?Unlimited
  • Publisher:?Waves Press (January 15, 2018)
  • Publication Date:?January 15, 2018
  • Sold by:? Services LLC
  • Language:?English


Imagine learning that your father was a spy, someone who had carefully concealed his cultural heritage and his WWII exploits. A sheaf of papers arrived in the mail more than 50 years after these events had taken place. What happened was verified in U.S. Army records and the conflicting accounts that he and his sister had related over the years. In this case, a new story emerged after time had erased the original scenes.

Hans and Esther Bernsteen experience the looming threat of fascist Europe in two different ways. He decides to emigrate and she believes that she is safe in Amsterdam, a community that houses more than 100,000 Jews. In a fit of temper, Esther destroys her U.S. Immigration Visa and consigns herself to years in Bergen Belsen where she seduces her SS captor from lust into love. Her brother Hans seeks his fortune in the U.S. and discovers his gift for investigation. Hans becomes a lone wolf, dropped by the U.S. Army onto a Pacific island with a camera, no ID, and no weapon. Separated by their choices, each lives a life of secrets and lies in the search for a path to survival. Their twisted trails intersect as espionage and treachery follow brother and sister to a new home.