A Danger Shared

Recently acquired for publication by William Morrow, A Danger Shared, a work of deeply-researched, richly-detailed narrative nonfiction, recounts the meteoric rise of Melville Jacoby, a dashing foreign correspondent who fell in love not only with a country—China—but with Annalee Whitmore, a whip-smart Hollywood scriptwriter-turned journalist at whose side he covered the opening days of World War II, reporting on the besieged nationalist capital of Chongqing, the fall of Manila and the struggle for Bataan.


With a hand-in-hand leap from a burning dock onto the last boat out of Manila Harbor on New Year's Eve, 1941, Mel and Annalee began an island journey unlike any other honeymoon. Fueled by an incredible romance sparked amid the flames of war, the couple's midnight escape launched an adventure that became one of the last, great untold stories from World War II. 

A Danger Shared is tentatively scheduled for publication in Spring, 2016. Bill Lascher is represented by Jessica Papin at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

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