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Secrecy and Gamesmanship
1901 It was the beginning of a grand new century. William McKinleywas re-elected president. Roosevelt was now the vice-president and wanted a secret spy agency for the executive branch. The American economy was booming, engineering innovations eclipsed previously believed limits, and submarines captured the Navy's attention. But a failed assassination attempt on Kaiser Wilhelm captures their attention while a deranged rogue anarchist is lurking to make a name for himself. What could possibly go wrong.
Guntis Goncarovs is an analytical chemist by education and a historian by interest and storyteller by passion. Born in Seneca Falls, New York, to Latvian immigrants, Goncarovs spend his early years listening to his parents and grandparents stories of the old country. He continued a study of Latvia and family history for over twenty years, and returned to his homeland on several occassions to explore the land which so consumed his attention. Goncarovs and his wife, Joan enjoy the wonders of New Hampshire with their dog, Sasha. Aquatic and terrestrial gardening, spotted with trying to keep up with three grown daughters keeps them hopping.
Telmenu Saimnieks was Goncarovs' first published novel, derived from a compilation of the family stories and historical study. He has followed his historical interest with investigation into the Civil War submarine, the HL Hunley featured in his second novel, Convergence of Valor. The sinking of the USS Maine captured his interest for his third novel, Havana's Secret. Secrecy and Gamesmanship is the most recent book published by Goncarovs and looks into the development of the Secret Service at the start of the 20th century, including the McKinley assassination and the beginning of the race in submarine development.
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