About the Book
D-Day, June 6, 1944 Months were spent planning an invasion. An invasion that would either be the beginning of victory or the beginning of defeat. But if it turned out to be the latter? A small group of Canadians were waiting at the north coast of Germany. Waiting in case the invasion failed. In possession of orders containing the words "You may be our last hope". They were the Backup Plan. Doc Beege led a team of researchers at the University of Toronto. When their research yielded a new deadly weapon, the government and military jumped at the opportunity and arranged for Doc Beege and his associates to be in Germany to hand the weapon over to the underground forces. But the government and military had a different plans - plans which could make Doc Beege and his associates the worst war criminals in history. With D-Day fast approaching, Doc Beege's team was sent on the biggest adventure of their lives, to ensure the tide of war turned in the Allies favour. This is a fictional account of an absolutely true Canadian achievement in World War II. The book parallels some of the actual events which occurred at the University of Toronto in the early 1940's. These events revolved around research work done by Dr. James T. Burt-Gerrans, PhD, (the grandfather of the author) and the NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED chemical discovery made by his team. The book includes a brief description of the actual chemical discovery, probably the only weapon of mass destruction developed in Canada, and the events surrounding its disposition based on input from both Einstein and Churchill.