by James E. Haynes and Andrew J. Haynes
A German agent in Japan observes planes practice for the attack that would ultimately target Pearl Harbor, and bring America into World War II. Top Nazi officials, oblivious to the danger of fighting the U.S.A., turn a blind eye while Hitler’s greatest spymaster decides to send one of his most trusted young agents to Washington to thwart the Japanese plans by warning the United States! When the Nazi warning falls on deaf ears, German agent Rudi von Althorp and his American counterpart Alex Jordan embark on a race against time to carry their warning to those it will affect most. Aboard a Pan American Airways Clipper on the Day of Infamy, they find themselves on the other side of the globe, and on opposite sides of a world war. From New Zealand across the southwest Pacific and across Asia, Africa and the Americas, alongside the heroic Clipper crew, they are all on A Desperate Journey to get home in a world tearing itself apart.
About the Authors
James Earl Haynes Jr. was born in Bakersfield, California at the height of World War II shortly after his father was shipped overseas with the U.S. Army prior to the invasion of Europe. The eldest of four siblings, he played baseball at Bakersfield College and Los Angeles State University, graduating with a degree in Journalism. Always an avid reader of history and adventure and a writer, he has written for the Arizona Republic as a columnist, and co-written several books. A Desperate Journey is his first book co-written with his son. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the grandfather of three.
Andrew Jordan Haynes was born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in history and was a
proud member of Kappa Alpha Order. An avid World War II historian, Andrew has traveled the world to see many of the locations mentioned in this book, and has been a member of numerous living history groups, in an effort to explore what the men and women experienced in the Second World War. He flies 747s as an international airline pilot. Married with three children, Andrew and his family split their time between Ettlingen, Germany and Fort Worth, Texas.