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Welcome New Jersey Author JOHN BUSHBY In 1939, as war descends on Europe an American becomes involved in trying to save refugees from the Nazis. From Havana, to Berlin, to Lisbon, ship owner Rick Kasten outraces the Gestapo to get his passenger safely into American waters. With the help of a mysterious Hungarian woman and members of the newly formed OSS, Kasten weaves his way through a tangled web of intrigue and danger to find that he and his friends have become Shadow Soldiers in a new kind of war. "A glimpse of what might have been set against the stark reality of deadly days of World War II. The settings and details are so very real. I felt I was there, observing the characters. A great read." John Bushby was born in Westfield, NJ. He earned his pilot's license at age 16 flying out of what was then Hadley Airport in South Plainfield,NJ. A 1966 graduate of Westfield High School, he has a BS from Rider College and an MBA from the Wharton School. He is a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander with 67 combat missions over North Vietnam. During his business career he has worked in over 30 countries and is an expert on emerging securities markets. He is divorced and has 5 children. He enjoys travel, fly-fishing and writing.