Overseas Service. J. C. Ladenheim.
This fast-moving historical novel begins with the discovery of discarded books outlining the activities of a Captain Brian Manning, U.S. Army, who has recently been appointed military attaché for the American Embassy in Berlin, Germany, in the hectic two years before the outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Germany in World War II. The story describes Manning’s deep embroilment in espionage, the dangers confronting foreign attachés, the perils of falling in love with a Third Reich national and the courage and discipline of the American embassy employees. The story outlines Manning’s return to active army duty and his exciting rise to tank command competency in Patton’s Third Army. Lastly, the author recounts Manning’s short tenure as Deputy Commander, U.S. Berlin Garrison.
Apart from well-known and immediately recognizable public figures, most other characters in this fascinating story are wholly fictional (but plausible).
2018, 6x9, paper, 308 pp.