Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the
fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction
bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark
Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of
German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I,
and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot—the basis for
the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper.
When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the
Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan
to strike back. A team of saboteurs—including an expert on germ
warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair
spymaster—devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using
explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets
such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of
industry like J. P. Morgan.
New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s
Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them.
Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop
hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight
million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this
labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy’s
plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.
Full of drama and intensity, illustrated with eight pages of
black and-white photos, Dark Invasion is riveting war thriller
that chillingly echoes our own time.