The US Territory of Hawaii, 1948:
A WWII veteran turned deserter seeks a cure to his combat fatigue (PTSD) at a mysterious facility called the Preserve, but his handlers aim to turn him into a vile assassin for a deadly plot that runs all the way to General MacArthur.
"Readers will root for Wendell, with his unrelenting demons, as he soldiers on, fighting for his sanity and his life."
“Gripping and intelligent … with characters I instantly liked.”
—Guido Eekhaut, award-winning author of Absinthe and Purgatory
“Highly atmospheric and a great read.”
—Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun
“In The Preserve, Steve Anderson once again paints a compelling and page-turning thriller.”
—Peter Riva, author of the Pero Baltazar safari thrillers
“Inspired from these real-life events spanning the Yamashita gold conspiracy and General MacArthur’s inheritance of the ‘secret mother lode’ of looted fortune, Steve Anderson’s The Preserve, set in the Hawaii of 1948, raises the curtain on the American hegemony that persisted in the postwar era.”
—The Big Thrill magazine
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Steve Anderson is the author of the Kaspar Brothers novels (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin) and other books. Under False Flags is the prequel to his latest novel, The Preserve. Anderson was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and is a translator of bestselling German fiction as well as a freelance editor. He lives in Portland, Oregon.