The largest human-made explosion in history happened on December 6, 1917, levelling the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. But was it truly an accident?
Spies, Espionage, and Explosions follow the scheming plans of Germany’s war-time leader, Kaiser Wilhelm II, to take over North America. After establishing a vast network of informants for decades, he sends two of his top spies to orchestrate a series of sabotage operations throughout Canada and the US, culminating in the largest of all: The 1917 Halifax Explosion. From the destruction of munitions operations and railways to the burning of the Canadian Parliament Buildings, this story weaves a tale of intrigue and betrayal that the history books won’t tell you.
The American British Ambassador Sir Cecil Spring-Rice is based in Washington DC. His North American team of British agents continually are trying to sabotage the devious German plots throughout Canada and United States.
Using real historical documents and a brilliantly constructed political world, this gripping historical fiction is so potent, it might just convince you it’s true.