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A Heart-Racing Postwar Thriller Ripped from the Pages of History

Who will reap the rewards of war?

Hawaii, 1948

Troubled WWII hero turned deserter Wendell Lett desperately seeks a cure to his severe combat trauma, and The Preserve seems to be his salvation. Run by Lansdale, a mysterious intelligence officer, and Lett’s ambitious wartime XO Charlie Selfer, the secretive
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Skyhorse
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Todd Simpson
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what a great story. Steve Anderson has done a superb job with this novel. So many great characters, especially the main character Wendell Lett. He is put through hell and back, but that’s one of the things I enjoyed most about this book, is being put through an emotional roller coaster with the characters. Through Steve’s writing style, I could vividly picture the scenes he was describing, and I quite enjoyed that it’s set in more than one country.
Wendell Lett had seen and experienced far
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Michelle
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just finished another wonderful book by Steve Anderson. A riveting thriller, plus a history lesson all in one. A nail biter that kept me on the edge of my seat. Compelling.
Toni Osborne
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in the U.S territory of Hawaii. 1948. “The Preserve” is based on some true events, includes real-life characters and offers a meaningful take on the dark side of American power in the postwar era. Reading this novel you should be willing to face some grim truths.

This is the sequel to “Under False Flags” which I haven’t read and I surely missed out not having done so. It would have been an asset to have read it in order to better understand where the main character, Wendell Lett, came from
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Grady
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soldiering on…..

Oregon author Steve Anderson is a noteworthy young author, a man with history in his veins and wars in his imagination. To date his fourteen published novels have dealt with WW II in the Germany setting and he knows that period and that country well (he as lived in Germany as a Fulbright Fellow and his knowledge of the atmosphere and landscape of that country are evident): he became a translator of German to English books whose focus is on crime and mystery. But Anderson has a
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Gilion Dumas
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steve Anderson’s new book is a post-WWII thriller set on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1948. Wendell Lett, war hero turned deserter, seeks treatment for combat trauma at an isolated facility called The Preserve. Instead of a cure for his jangled nerves, he finds himself caught up in an assassination plot that runs all the way to General Douglas MacArthur.

The Preserve is a first-rate historical thriller. It is fast, dark, complicated enough without being ridiculous, with characters and
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I'm the author of the Kaspar Brothers novels (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin) and other books. Under False Flags is the prequel to my latest novel, The Preserve. I was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and am a literary translator as well as a freelance editor. I live in Portland, Oregon.

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Years ago, I planned to become a history professor. Then I discovered fiction writing — I
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