THE WINSTON AFFAIR was first published in 1959.
The setting is Burma during WWII. An American officer, Lieutenant Winston, has just coldly murdered an English soldier. Winston must die in order to calm Washington and London. General Kempton, commanding officer of the American troops of the region, asks Captain Barney Adams, the son of one of his dearest friends, to come to Burma and be the attorney of Winston who must face a court martial on the next week.
Adams takes his job seriously and discovers by talking to the psychiatrist who's examined him, that Winston is paranoid and can't be taken responsible for his acts, even criminal. Alone against the public opinion, against General Kempton who tries to influence him and even against Winston who refuses to speak to him, Adams will plead insanity during a trial which won't let anybody unharm.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler