Autumn 1941: most of the world is at war. America is hovering on the brink.
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1942: THE RACE IS ON TO CREATE THE ATOMIC BOMB.James Nessheim has gone back to college and thinks he has left his life as a spy behind. But the covert nuclear programme at the University of Chicago has been infiltrated by an enemy agent, and Nessheim is persuaded by the FBI to help track him down.At the same time, an old flame re-enters Nessheim’s…
Special Agent James Nessheim is stuck in Hollywood, working as an adviser to a studio making pro-FBI movies.
And then one his key informants, Japanese-American Billy Osaka, asks to see him urgently. But before they can meet, Osaka vanishes.
Nessheim’s search for Osaka takes him to a Mob-run gambling club, through the dense streets of LA’s Little Tokyo, from the seamy San Pedro docks to the hill-top ranch of a Communist sympathiser.
As Nessheim begins to unravel Osaka’s deadly secrets, he uncovers a chilling conspiracy to push America into the war.
But other people are looking for Osaka too, and are prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way. A lethal race is on.