Rating: 5.0 stars Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
“Code Name Sonny” drifts back and forth between WWII and the late 90s, and early 2000. As a teen Joe’s one desire was to be in the midst of the war; he got his wish. Joe was fluent in French and had more than a little skill in radio technology which qualified him for a top secret mission behind enemy lines. Young seventeen year old Joe was a member of the National Guard and had to come up with a cover story to explain his absence to his family. Between the action scenes of the war we meet seventy four year old Joe. The setting is a 1999 New Year’s Eve Party for the whole family. Joe’s son Jack had no idea his father played such an important role in winning and ending the war. Jack was amazed to learn that his father was sent to France; his mission was to convince the Germans that the invasion would take place at Pas de Calais. A battle is brewing in 2000, a different type of battle than the one Joe faced in 1944 but definitely a battle. Someone wants Code Name Sonny dead and is willing to kill others to get to him.
“Code Name Sonny” is an excellent read; it has mystery, suspense, action, intrigue and romance all combined to make one incredible plot. K.E. Pottie successfully intertwines two strong plot threads to create a book that I could not lay down. Pottie captured the essence of the WWII era and the mindset of many of the young men at that time. Kudos to this author.