Set on Block Island, Rhode Island and New York City, this historical novel, a classic American Tale, is the story of how a United States Weather Officical on Block Island and his family, uncover and prevent a series of potentially deadly attacks on the United States just prior to our entry into the Great European War. The novel takes place in October, 1916, one month before Woodrow Wilson wins re-election under the platform, "The United States will not enter the Great European War."
The trouble begins when three strangers arrive on Block Island just months before the United States enters World War I. A close-knit family working together at Block Island's United States Weather Station don't trust these strangers-for what turns out to be a very good reason. Even before the first murder occurs, the Weather House crew realizes they need reinforcements, but who can they trust? It becomes their burden to unlock these strangers' true objectives, which, if carried out, will decidedly change the course of our nation's history.
With the family's two sisters at the center of the action, The Weather House-equal parts international espionage, mystery, adventure, and historical-explores relationships and communication, motives, failure, hidden agendas and loss, and the purpose of life. Set at a time when death and loss are synonymous with an isolated island life, this debut novel reminds us that unrelenting determination is a formidable companion and is within reach for us all.
This is a webcam overlooking the old harbor region of block island.