Presently, James Main is a struggling filmmaker in L.A. He places an add in a newspaper for anyone with stories about Greta Garbo and her mysterious retreat from fame. A dying Seth Moseley answers his add and James finds himself listening to an unbelievable story about Greta Garbo's attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler.
Exciting, hilarious and heartbreaking, Garbo's Last Stand had me entertained throughout. Combining a real historical event, the sinking of the SS Athenia with a fictional idea of why this passenger ship may have been targeted, Jon James Miller weaves a story of intrigue and second chances. The characters were a driving factor in this story, Seth's character is lovable and funny even though he may not be doing things for the right reason; James is down on his luck, but wants something to believe in. The dual time line, jumping back and forth between past and present creates suspense and gives Seth's point of view more meaning. The ending got a little sappy for me, but did give justification to James' character as well as closure.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.