Hart's War

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 29, 2002 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Second Lieutenant Tommy Hart, a navigator whose B-25 was shot out of the sky in 1942, is burdened with guilt as the only surviving member of his crew. Now he is just another POW at the fiercely guarded Stalag Luft 13 in Bavaria.

Then routine comes to a halt with the arrival of a new prisoner: First Lieutenant Lincoln Scott, an African American Tuskegee airman who instantly becomes the target of contempt from his fellow soldiers. When a prisoner is brutally murdered, and all the blood-soaked evidence points to Scott, Hart is tapped to defend the soldier. In a trial rife with racial tension and raw conflict, where the lines between ally and enemy blur, there are those with their own secret motives, and a burning passion for a rush to judgment, no matter what the cost.


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HART'S WAR

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A courtroom drama with an interesting spin on "change of venue," the venue here being a German POW camp. Lieutenant Tommy Hart, sole survivor of a downed B-25, is spending his war in Stalag Luft 13 ... Read full review

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User Review  - ZoharLaor - LibraryThing

This book shows a lot of effort on the side of the author to capture the feel, sounds, and smells of an American POW camp during W.W.II. Even though the story is sometimes predictable, it is still a wonderful read. I enjoyed it, and for the last 100 pages could not put the book down. Read full review

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Contents

THE NAVIGATORS RECURRING DREAM
3
THE BALL TO THE FENCE
34
THE ABORT
66
ENOUGH EVIDENCE
94
THREATS
118
THE FIRST HEARING
154
MOUSE ROULETTE
177
A PLACE THAT ACCOMMODATED MURDER
205
THE PROSECUTIONS LAST WITNESS
342
THE SECOND LIE
364
AN OFFICER AND A MAN OF HONOR
392
A SURPRISING ORDER
410
A NIGHT FOR SETTLING DEBTS
432
THE END OF THE TUNNEL
454
THE ESCAPE
476
A FIELD DRESSING
505

THINGS THAT WERENT WHAT THEY SEEMED
234
FIREWOOD
274
ZERO EIGHT HUNDRED
297
THE FIRST LIE
319
EIGHTYFOUR HATS
521
A CHURCH NOT TOO FAR FROM LAKE MICHIGAN
531
Authors Note
545
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John Katzenbach has written six previous novels: the Edgar Award-nominated In the Heat of the Summer, which was adapted for the screen as The Mean Season; the New York Times bestseller The Traveler; Day of Reckoning; Just Cause, which was also made into a movie; The Shadow Man (another Edgar nominee); and State of Mind. Mr. Katzenbach has been a criminal court reporter for The Miami Herald and Miami News and a featured writer for the Herald?s Tropic magazine. He lives in western Massachusetts.


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