"Code Name Sonny" opens in 1944 with Joe (Sonny) and his friend Raymondwitnessing the arrest of a local merchant as a spy by the FBI. Chapter 2,however, segues to New Year's Eve, 1999, where a gala family celebration inunder way at the Elk's Club in a small New England town. For the first time,Joe's son, Jack, is made aware of his father's WWII adventures. From here on,author Ken Pottie does a great job of flashing back and forth between WWIIFrance and the chilling adventures taking place in Joe's hometown in2000.
Joe, due to his fluency in French and a lifelong interest andknowledge of radio technology, is selected for a top secret mission behindGerman lines in France. His job is to help convince the Germans that theupcoming invasion of France will take place at Pas de Calais, not Normandy. Joeis only seventeen and not actually in the army. but he is a member of theNational Guard. In that guise he tells his family he is being sent to Iowa forfurther training.
Throughout the book Sonny's dangerous mission isjuxtaposed with the equally life threatening situation back home almost sixtyyears later. The plot is rife with duplicity, action, and an ironic twist at theconclusion. The author has woven an intriguing story that will keep you lookingforward to every chapter, whether it is behind enemy lines in France or on thequiet streets of this small American town.
Bookreview.com rates this bookexcellent fiction.
From the Author
This is a song written for the book. Charlene was a real girl, who died in my dad's arms, after being tortured by the Gestapo trying to find the partisans.