John Winn Miller
John Winn Miller is an award-winning investigative reporter (Pulitzer finalist), foreign correspondent, newspaper editor and publisher, screenwriter, independent movie producer, and novelist.
The Hunt for the Peggy C
“The Hunt for the Peggy C” is about an American fugitive who struggles to rescue a Jewish family on his rusty cargo ship, outraging his mutinous crew of misfits, and provoking a hair-raising chase by an unstable Nazi U-boat captain bent on revenge.
Rumor has it that Captain Jake Rogers fled the US Naval Academy because of a murder. Now, in the days before America entered World War II, he scrounges for cargo to smuggle on his decrepit merchant ship. In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, he takes on his most dangerous load yet – a Jewish family he’s never met.
During the nerve-wracking 3,000-mile escape, Rogers’ ship struggles to outrun a U-boat commanded by Oberleutnant Viktor Brauer, an ardent Nazi who believes he is doing God’s will. He fears his shaky career is finished unless he rescues his kidnapped boarding party from Rogers.
As the chase intensifies, Rogers falls in love with the family’s eldest daughter Miriam, a sweet medical student with a militant.
Everything seems hopeless when Jake is badly wounded, and Miriam must prove she’s as tough as her rhetoric to put down a mutiny by some of Jake’s fed-up crew -- just as the U-boat closes in for the kill.