About the Book
December 1, 1941. Seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. The days are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy in London. Captured on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a network of German spies the British have turned, Sondegger steadfastly refuses to reveal how and where he transmits his intelligence to Germany, and his captors are getting impatient.
For American Tom Wall the days have run together, as he awakens to find himself locked in a British military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, he remembers only that his brother Earl betrayed his unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest massacres of the war.
MI5 releases Tom by way of a bargain. Pretend to be Earl and convince Sondegger to reveal how and where he has arranged to transmit his intelligence to Germany. Fail, and Tom will spend the rest of the war in jail. Succeed, and though still considered a danger to himself, he will be allowed to leave the hospital to find Earlthe brother who stole his girl and may well be a Nazi informant.
But Sondegger proves himself to be a formidable opponent. Even as he surrendered himself to the British, Sondegger knew the Japanese fleet had sailed for Pearl Harbor. The question is: Who will gain more if the Allies prevent the attack? Sondegger, MI5, the OSS, Tom, and Earl's wife, Harriet, all have different answersseparate theories on what will become known as the Day of Infamy. Unable to trust anyone, Tom attempts to save the Twenty Committee and stop the attack on Pearl Harbor as the clock counts down.
In his electrifying debut, Joel Ross combines political insights based on newly declassified evidence with the high stakes and fast pace of a classic WWII spy novel. No wonder New York Times bestselling author Dan Silva describes Double Cross Blind as "intelligent, fresh, exhilarating... a new career is launched."