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In PAYBACK, Johnny Spicer's fifth novel-length caper, H. P. Oliver's legendary detective is up to his ears in World War II. As a counter-espionage agent with the Army Military Intelligence Division his orders are to help protect a top secret Army Air Force mission intended to strike a blow against Japan as payback for their dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor. When his assignment brings him face to face with "Dragon Lady," a Japanese spy with more than chopsticks in her bag of tricks, he finds himself up against Tojo's most venomous and lethal agent.
Based on actual WWII events on the US homefront, PAYBACK is a mystery/thriller that puts you at the center of the action. Follow the clues . . . if you can!
PLEASE NOTEThis novel occasionally refers to individuals and groups with terms that are considered disrespectful and inappropriate in today's society. These terms, however, were in common usage during the historical period in which this story is set and are included here solely for the purpose of accurately depicting the attitudes and customs of the day.