Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from the hospital he tries to clear himself by enlisting the aid of Martha Gregory, widow of a service buddy he was accused of informing on. Helped also by Ted Niles, a surviving fellow prisoner, he gets closer to finding the answers he needs, and becomes ensnared in a grandiose scheme involving his Japanese ex-prison guard, $10,000,000 of US currency forged by the Japanese and a burgeoning crime network poised to wreak havoc throughout southern California.
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Did You Know?
Jim was held at the infamous Cabanatuan POW camp run by the Japanese Army on the island of Luzon. It's liberation by U.S. Army Rangers, Filipino Scouts and guerrillas is depicted in the film The Great Raid
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While hiding out from his pursuers in an apartment, Jim notices a citation for a Distinguished Service Cross that states the sergeant was in the 442nd Infantry Division. It should read the 442nd Infantry Regiment (or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team). Made up mostly of Japanese-Americans, it fought in Europe and became the most-decorated regiment in U.S. Army history. The unit's exploits are dramatized in the film Go for Broke!
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Lt. Cmdr. Prentice
[after the bad guys have been captured
... fortunately you've been of considerable service to the Treasury Department.
I don't understand.
Lt. Cmdr. Prentice
Well, after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese expected to invade the West Coast. They printed one hundred million dollars worth of American money. Somehow, Tokoyama stumbled into a cache of part of this. Some ten million dollars. And, when he and Niles ran into each other in Japan after our forces came in, they went into business together.
Ten million ...