In the late 1930’s when an Atlantic City showgirl lures a lonely young man into a German spy ring, a feigned romance is her bait that results in a tragedy of epic proportions. U-boats on long deployments were training for war along America’s coastline operating in cahoots with German spies based in Atlantic City. Ruby was raised in a German youth camp. As a young woman, she lived on a farm near Atlantic City. She spent her summers at the beach during the 1930’s. Ruby, like the gemstone, was beautiful and hard as a rock. She corrupted a young man, and that act cost many innocent people more than the price of any gemstone; it cost them their life.
Targeted Age Group:
18 and up
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
The author spent time on the road with his parents while his dad played the trumpet in many of the famous Big Bands of the 1940’s. The storyline develops the basis for a moral to highlight an awareness of circumstances that might lead toward unwanted outcomes in life based on the company one keeps.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Advice for aspiring writers is to know one’s subject well enough to build fictional characters and place them in exciting scenes woven into episodes that contribute to conflict in the life of the protagonist. Humor is an essential ingredient in storytelling, but it must be carefully crafted to fit the personality of particular characters.
Mr. Frankhauser served four and a half years on continuous sea duty in the U.S. Navy, first aboard a destroyer and then aboard a submarine. He worked for a major university and has written three books that are published on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The answer to why the book was written involves weaving some real-life at sea experiences including visits to Atlantic City, Key West, Newport and other locales into an entertaining work of historical fiction centered on a romance between a strong woman and an inexperienced naive young man.
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