Tears of Innocence, by Bill Rapp In the autumn of 1945 Karl Baier, a young American military officer, arrives in a devastated Berlin, the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down, debrief, and, in some cases, resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine. He is not alone,…

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Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb by Ian Woollen

Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb (406 pages), a work of literary fiction by Ian Woollen, takes place in the latter half of the 20th century, when Cold War paranoia led just about every American family of means to build a bomb shelter in the backyard. Shorted-listed for the Balcones Prize. Mary weds Ward Jr., heir to…

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