It’s 1915, and the Great War is raging in Europe. What does that have to do with Port Arthur, Ontario? Heaps, thinks John Mäki. Sure, he’s a prankster and likes to have fun. But he’s also a hardworking newsboy with a secret dream to be a reporter. So he keeps his eyes peeled, waiting for the big story. His older sister, Saara, has her own concerns, like her goal of becoming a teacher and people not speaking to her just because she befriends a German girl! She scoffs at John’s suspicions of German spies and blown-up bridges...surely not in northwestern Ontario.
Yet John knows that all of Canada’s grain headed for hungry soldiers in Europe comes through Port Arthur first. A saboteur could do plenty of damage—to the city, the country and even the Mäki family!
Sabotage is the final book in a trilogy about a Finnish family in what was to become Thunder Bay, Ontario. The first two books are Second Watch and Saara’s Passage. Sabotage, told by both Saara and John, takes us into a real-life world of espionage, sabotage and paranoia.