Hart's War by John Katzenbach

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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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About John Katzenbach

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John Katzenbach has written ten previous novels, including Hart's War, Day of Reckoning, The Shadow Man, and the New York Times best seller, The Traveler. Katzenbach was a criminal court reporter for The Miami Herald and Miami News and a feature writer for The Miami Herald' s Tropic magazine.
Published January 29, 2002 by Ballantine Books. 576 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, War, Crime. Fiction

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Despite some unnecessary repetitive details (e.g., the ineffectively recurring symbol of Hart's cherished wristwatch), this deeply affecting, artfully paced war epic will hold readers enthralled to the nail-biting end.

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"Stalag 17" meets "A Soldier's Story" in "Hart's War," a Nazi POW camp drama that's mostly about racial prejudice in the U.S. Army.

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