a 1940s Hollywood Mystery for Young Teens


Success comes at a steep price, if you are willing to pay it.

Sammy Taylor was 1940s Hollywood’s next big thing. At only 14, he is entering a crucial age for child actors in an industry known for chewing them up and spitting them out. Knowing he doesn’t have much time to move into older, adult parts, and with his contract expiring with his current studio, Sammy follows along as his mother and agent seek a new home. None other than the biggest studio of all, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer!

Life is starting to look up, but when his mother is arrested for passing counterfeit money Sammy sees his world begin to fall apart. His All American film image in jeopardy, as well as his future career, Sammy starts a private investigation into where the money came from. His problems are only beginning as a snooping federal agent settles on his heels. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Sammy is confronted by a German speaking man ransacking his room and a mysterious cloaked and hooded figure.

Events spiral out of control as Sammy uncovers a wide reaching conspiracy reaching all the way back to Nazi Germany. Time is running out as Sammy and his friend collide with nefarious forces bent on the destruction of the United States economy – and them, if they get in the way.

And in Hollywood, nothing is what it appears.