Can one ordinary man make an extraordinary difference? Overlord / Underhand, based on an amazing and inspiring true story, tells of the international espionage adventures of Luis Estefan, a Spanish national in London, a pacifist and a humanitarian working to defend democracy against Nazi tyranny during the Second World War. Estefan holds the key to the most crucial battle of WWII. He’s become Germany’s most trusted spy in Britain, but he is also a highly valued British double agent working with MI5. His risky deception about the Allied plans regarding “Operation Overlord,” the Normandy invasion in June of 1944, has the power to save D-Day. But will his Nazi spymasters believe him?
Overlord / Underhand is an epic novel filled with surprising twists and turns about espionage and counter-espionage during the Second World War, the gripping true-to-life story of the clandestine war of deception waged by the British Secret Intelligence Service against the Nazi war machine in a high-stakes battle of wits and wills, led by the most unexpected spy the world has never known – until now.
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About the Author
Robert Preston Wells, Ph.D., is a native Californian who led a peripatetic existence for decades, having lived for long periods of time in Los Angeles, Chicago, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, and central Illinois.
Graduating summa cum laude from UCLA, Dr. Wells attended graduate school at the University of Chicago (M.A.), then earned his doctorate in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In Edinburgh, he earned a postgraduate scholarship and a Writer’s Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council for his poetry. He has taught undergraduate courses at UCLA, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Melbourne, and Millikin University in Illinois, among other institutions of higher education.
Dr. Wells has worked and played variously as a rock ’n roll drummer and band manager in L.A. in the late 1960s; the director of a day care center for children, the hardest job of his life; a librarian at UCLA; a university lecturer; an editor and book publisher; a marketing director for a software company; a Classical music radio presenter; a Vice President of Sales and Marketing for International Data Corporation, Australia. Among other things.
But Dr. Wells spent most of his professional life as a senior executive in media, primarily the field of IT-related publishing, enjoying a front-row seat at the birth of the IT revolution that has, in one generation, fundamentally altered how mankind works, plays, and communicates. He has been Publisher of Australian Macworld Magazine, Mobile Business, and Upside Magazine, and a senior executive with Linux Magazine and Technology & Investing, Asia.
During his career Dr. Wells has been a publisher of books, magazines and newspapers, serving also as an editor and writer. He has also published scholarly works; and he is a published poet in the UK, authoring Journeyman: Selected Poems in 1983, also available as an eBook from online book retailers.
Overlord / Underhand (2013) was his first novel, followed by its prequel, Judith in Hell (2014). Three True Tales (2015) is his first collection of short stories; Veteran’s Day (2016) his first play.
At present, Dr. Wells and his wife Elizabeth happily lead lives of quiet desperation in obscurity in the middle of the Midwest, where they serve as indentured slaves to a Siberian Husky, Dakota, and a large black cat named Moggie.
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