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It takes a while for the action to pick up, but lawyer/writer Turow's first book out of the courtroom and on to the battlefields of World War II is a success. Stewart Dubinsky never understood the distance his father put between himself and the war until he finds his father's letter to a pre-war fiance, containing references to a court-martial he underwent at the end of the war. Dubinksy's search for the truth about his father's wartime experiences leads him to a startling manuscript written by his father and left with the attorney who handled his case. This manuscript deals with an elusive OSS operative named Robert Martin, who has begun disobeying orders in the field, and his daring and attractive helpmate, Gita Lodz. Dubinksy's father is sent to arrest Martin, and what seems like a simple directive ends up completely changing his life.
- Ruth Gutman
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