A Key to Treason

by Marvern Wallace



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491814246

About the Book

A Key to Treason recounts the struggles of dedicated people in a small European country occupied by the Nazis. The young hero, Thad, holds a high rank that conspirators resent and maneuver to undermine. Powerful elitists opposing him thwart his endeavors to unite factions and protect the nation’s treasury before the Nazi invasion. Thad resorts to desperate measures, aware he is bending the law. He has custody of the keys and a loyal staff who obey him without question. The reader is invited to speculate, “What would I have done?” or “What could anyone have done?” Secrets of the underground are still coming to light today.

About the Author

The pen name Marvern Wallace combines the names of Marj and Vernon, a Midwestern couple, typical 1940s to ’80s suburbanites. During World War II, Vernon served in Europe with the Third Army and received a Bronze Star medal in February 1945. The courage he saw among ordinary civilians impressed him deeply. How they managed to cope suggested a fiction story about a family in a small country invaded by the Nazis. Political corruption in Chicago seasoned the plot with Marj’s observations as a poll watcher and precinct worker in the 1950s and 1960s. Vote frauds aroused her Irish and propelled her into reform efforts. The battle goes on. A Key to Treason illustrates the desperation and self-sacrifice of those determined to make a difference.