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Run With The Wind

Galveston, Texas: Danger, Espionage, Promises of Love, and Secrets of War.

As clouds of war gather over the Gulf of Mexico, murder enters the lives of a young poverty-stricken Galveston widow and her crippled son Benjamin. Azzo, a romantic stranger born in Germany, plays on Sarah’s emotions while helping enhance her income by converting her crumbling 19th century mansion into modern apartments.

From just before the beginning of war, the crippled Benjamin finds that he has a deadly secret that can never be revealed without bringing danger to his family and Galveston.

World War II erupts and Sarah, assistant manager of the organization that schedules Galveston shipping, finds herself a target for saboteurs and spies while German submarines lurk offshore, waiting for oil tankers as they exit into the Gulf of Mexico.

Love, Sarah will learn, may not be enough to overcome the secrets that Azzo carries, some that could topple a government.

Through it all though, Sarah knows the strength and true grit of her son’s character. She never doubts that Benjamin will overcome his polio, realize his heart’s desire, and Run With The Wind.

CHAPTER 1

Run With the Wind

Secrets of WW II Galveston 

Summer, 1938. The Beginning:

A stranger crashes his car through Sarah Jacob’s rusting wrought-iron picket fence and into her side yard as the young widow watches in a mixture of terror and concern. The man climbs from the wreck and staggers toward Sarah, holding his hand in an awkward closed-fist greeting. But before he can go more than two or three steps, he collapses to his knees and dies, leaving behind only the vaguest of clues about the secret he was delivering. 

Secrets: 

Sarah’s 10-year old son, crippled with polio, has a secret about the man who died, and lives in fear, unable to tell anyone, and unsure where he can find help.    

Sarah’s Great-Uncle Levi Weismann, Galveston pioneer, family patriarch and head of Galveston’s premier bank has a secret that he intends to carry to his grave. 

A handsome stranger, claiming to be an author doing research, arrives in Galveston with a secret and initiates a friendship with Sarah’s banker uncle.   

And this stranger, an avid surf fisherman whose long surf rods oddly resemble short-wave radio antenna, begins a program of worming his way into Sarah’s and her son’s life. 

Then, the blanket of a world war descends upon the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston.

The Target:

Sarah, secretary and assistant manager of Galveston Pilots’ Guild is responsible for shipping schedules for oil tankers carrying Texas crude through the Gulf to the New Jersey refineries. As such, she finds herself the target of German spies and saboteurs as they seek information to feed enemy submarines lurking offshore.  

Sarah’s Secret:

 Sarah longs for the day when her crippled son can put aside his leg braces and crutches, go to the beach, and 

Run With the Wind

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