Operation Underworld, the fantastic novel by Irish author Paddy Kelly is published on 3rd October. The book has been featured on UK Crime literature site Crime Time, describing the book as 'politically controversial' and 'likely to cause controversy'!
Set at the zenith of the Second World War and based on a true story, this dramatic novel is a gripping account of the drastic and covert actions taken by the US government to protect its ports from the serious threat of German attack.
Against the backdrop of the infernal Hindenburg blaze the authorities, in a desperate attempt to avert absolute decimation and carnage, made the dangerous decision to engage the help of the country’s most high profile mafia bosses.
Full of trepidation and suspense, lurking on the fringes of the criminal underworld, the novel reveals the secret and unlikely partnership that changed the course of history. The novel covers one of the most fascinating but lesser known chapters of not only New York City history, but the whole of WWII and the history of organised crime.
The novel is thoroughly researched and incorporates actual White House and military correspondence, including some actual conversations based on newspaper and documented testimony. Operation Underworld captures the disposition and mood of an event that is particularly poignant to the current political unrest in America and the rest of the world.
Ps. The book is available to order for half price for a limited time only as part of our online shop summer sale using the link below.