In the beginning of this book, the main character Michael and his family are moved from Ireland to Germany to be spies for the Army in Ireland and his dad got this job but for this Michael has to join the army For the Hitler Youth Group. He has to support the opposite side of this group. This is very hard to not let Michael tell anyone that he is from Ireland because it could get him in a lot of trouble.
Since Michael is In the Hitler Youth Group, Anytime that a Siren goes off he is assigned to a street and he has to direct everyone on where to go. They are doing this because the People living on the streets don't want to get hurt so they risk the kids for there lives because they could also start shooting bullets.
While being apart of the Hitler Youth Group they were put on a mission to try and find a missing pilot because the plane that he was flying crashed and they were trying to find who the pilot was. This mission he was doing was with Fritz, which helped him so that he could try and get the new plans to the Projekt 1065 planes that the Irish wanted.
Fritz found out that Michael was trying to be friends with him only to get into his house and take his ideas for the Projekt 1065 planes that his dad have all the blue print for. This all came together when he realized that all of the times that he came over he wanted to sit in the office because he knew his blueprint s would be in there. Then fritz told him to bring all of the blueprint to school and made him give them back.
Michael was told that he would be able to do dome more serious work with the Hitler youth Group. One of the new things that he would be able to do was shooting at the planes. Michael was excited but he was nervous. He really wished that he had gotten the stop on the science team so he could try and look at Fritzs dads plan fro the planes. Someone told him that there was an open spot on the team, so Michael right away was trying very hard to get in and then he got in .
Simon and Michael come up with a plan to get the scientist killed but Michael does not want to do the plan but Sion convinces him to do it. Now Michael want on the assassination team so he could try and convince all of the people that this is the wrong thing to do. He turns to Simon and his parents to prove his loyalty to the Nazis.