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The Losing Role

Steve Anderson

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In the last winter of WWII a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join an absurdly desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan — hell use his false identity toMoreIn the last winter of WWII a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join an absurdly desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan — hell use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America hed once abandoned.The Losing Role is based on an actual false flag operation during 1944s Battle of the Bulge thats been made infamous in legend but in reality was a doomed farce. In all the tragic details and with some dark humor, this is the story of an aspiring talent who got in over his head and tried to break free.The Losing Role is the prequel to Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945 — Max is the older brother of Harry Kaspar in Liberated. More stories involving the brothers Kaspar are in the works.The books pacing and dialogue are sharply turned ... Anderson skillfully portrays transformation in all of his characters. —Historical Novel SocietyA touching yet painful story ... [Max] is human in the face of hardship and choses to continue living, but on his own terms. —-Awesome IndiesA terrific book that deserves a wide audience. It is exciting and funny and keeps you thinking long after the action is over. —Rose City ReaderExcellent dialogue, well-crafted characters, and enough dramatic tension to saw a Panzer in half. —The New Podler Review of BooksThe book does a marvelous job of showing the fog of war wherein no one truly understands what is going on once the attack has begun. —Historical Novel ReviewA perfect combination of plot-driven action and character study. —Red Adept ReviewsAwesome Indies ApprovedB.R.A.G. Medallion HonoreeIndependent Novel Best of 2010, The New Podler Review of Books