Gerhard’s magnificent scheme to pilfer five sacks of Amsterdam diamonds, then lift two priceless Gutenberg Bibles from a German museum, upset the ingenious frozen pea strategy of two retired Detroit school teachers with the same idea. But in the end, which thief out-thieved the other?
He really didn’t want to get on that bus in the first place. The conductor on the train that pulled Gerhard’s private railcar told him it was the only way he could get to Frankfurt, now that the railroad strike started. But there wasn’t any reason for a strike and the bus didn’t just happen along. It was all created. Someone wanted Gerhard badly enough to cause the railroad to shut down and get him on that bus.
Ancient books in a monastery — a code hidden by soldiers — a deep fjord — and a mysterious stainless steel cylinder — all lead to a fantastic war-time discovery.
The century old tunnels were a welcome discovery. Several twisted miles long, vastly under maintained, sealed behind locked doors, and owned by the government, they offered Gerhard a unique hiding place.