Set in New York City in 1915, as World War I rages in the battlefields of Europe, *Dark Invasion* chronicles the little-known story of a tense cat-and-mouse battle between two complex antagonists: New York police captain Tom Tunney, who leads a select team of novice spy-chasers; and Franz von Rintelen, an aristocratic German who comes to New York to set up a spy network and wage a secret war of terror that will disrupt American trade and affect the course of the war. In bringing to life a cast of stranger-than-fiction characters and circumstances, *Dark Invasion* tells a riveting story of how American naivete and German ruthlessness placed the US and the West in mortal peril.
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""Dark Invasion" is must read for lovers of suspense and anyone who wants to understand how the basis of our homeland security system was born. Between 1914 and 1917, a clandestine network of German terrorists orchestrated a campaign of mass destruction and murder on American soil that has never been equaled. The network was made up of brilliant scientists, suave diplomats, and military and civilian operatives at the highest and lowest levels. The one requirement imposed on its members was a willingness to murder Americans on whatever scale necessary, by whatever means necessary. Opposing this juggernaut was Captain Tom Tunney, head of the NYPD's Bomb Squad, who in the process of working with his crack team of operatives would wind up creating the basis of America's Homeland Security System nearly a century before 9/11. Expertly told by Howard Blum with shocking betrayals, surprising heroism, artful cons, and heart-in the-throat chases, "Dark Invasion "grippingly brings to life two sets of equally fascinating antagonists - cops and terrorists - as they contend over a nation's fate.--Tom Reiss, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Black Count "and "The Orientals" "A suspense-filled tale, " Dark Invasion" uncovers a fascinating corner of history when courageous New York City police officers fought insurmountable odds to defend America against sophisticated German saboteurs at the start of World War I."--Ronald Kessler, author of "The Secrets of the FBI" and "In the President's Secret Service"" ""In his gripping and expertly crafted narrative, Blum demonstrates that the best stories are true. Told in the great tradition of spy thrillers, "Dark Invasion" is the startling tale of German secret agents operating in the United States during World War I and the determined effort of a New York detective to stop them. The result is a book that is not only engrossing, but helps explain why America entered the Great War."--Scott Miller, authAbout the Author:
Howard Blum is the author of the _New York Times_ bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, as well as Wanted!, The Gold of Exodus, and Gangland, and, most recently, *The Floor of Heaven*. Blum is a contributing editor at *Vanity Fair*. While at *The New York Times*, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He lives in Connecticut and is the father of three children.
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Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I?In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan s raging gang rivalries and has little idea that, halfway around the world, a much more ominous threat to the city is brewing. As Germany teeters on the brink of war, its ambassador to the United States is given instructions to find and finance a team of undercover saboteurs who can bring America to its knees before it has a chance to enter the conflict on the side of the Allies.At the page-turning pace of a spy thriller, Dark Invasion tells the remarkable true story of Tunney and his pivotal role in discovering, and delivering to justice, a ruthless ring of German terrorists determined to annihilate the United States. Overwhelmed and undermatched, Tunney s small squad of cops was the David to Germany s Goliath, the operatives of which included military officers, a germ warfare expert, a gifted Harvard professor, a bomb technician, and a document forger. As explosions leveled munitions plants and destroyed cargo ships, particularly in and around New York City, pan- icked officials talked about rogue activists and anarchists but it was Tunney who suspected that these incidents were part of something bigger and became determined to bring down the culprits.Through meticulous research, Blum deftly reconstructs an enthralling, vividly detailed saga of subterfuge and bravery. Enhanced by more than fifty images sourced from global archives, his gritty, energetic narrative follows the German spies with Tunney hot on their heels from the streets, harbors, and warehouses of New York City to the genteel quads of Harvard, the grand estates of industry tycoons, and the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The New York Police Department s breathtaking efforts to unravel the extent of the German plot and close in on its perpetrators are revealed in this riveting account of America s first encounter with a national security threat unlike any other the threat of terrorism that is more relevant now than ever. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062307552