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Howard W. Campbell is, to most, a war criminal and a traitor to his country. Before World War II, Campbell lived in Germany and married a German actress. Once the war started, he was contacted by American agents who persuaded him to send coded messages in propaganda broadcasts aimed at turning Americans into Nazis. His life is destroyed, his wife disappears, and Campbell is brought back to the U.S. in secrecy. Now, years later, his location is discovered by agents looking for war criminals.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Loss of...    -   wife/girlfriend/squeeze Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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