A struggling German actor attempts to escape a top-secret WWII operation against the Americans.
When the SS orders banned entertainer Max Kaspar to impersonate a US officer during the bloody Battle of the Bulge, Max devises his own secret mission to escape the war and flee to America.
It’s both his one big break and a deadly last chance on a journey that’s taken him from a once-promising career to brutal front-line combat as a German Army corporal. Max has lost more than one true love, yet he still clings to what’s left of his hope and his good humor. But his mission is doomed from the start. Trapped between the lines in the freezing Ardennes Forest, he must summon all his acting talents and newfound courage to evade perilous traps laid by both sides.
Inspired by a real-life 1944 operation, this gripping, wartime, espionage thriller includes an excerpt of Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945 (Kaspar Brothers #2). Max is the estranged older brother of German-American US Army Captain Harry Kaspar in Liberated. The Kaspar brothers reunite in the third book, Lost Kin.