sword and scalpel Author:frank g. slaughter Why would a Johns Hopkins alumnus, a surgeon with a brilliant record and a clear-cut future before him/ prefer capture by the North Korean forces to a dash for liberty with his own outfit? Why did he begin to collaborate with those captors almost from the first moment? How, in short, could he commit this outrage against his conscience, his count... more »ry, and his God?
Three people could help answer these questions: Paul Scott, the accused; the cowardly, drunken Colonel Jasper Hardin, ex-commanding officer of Paul's unit; and Kay Storey, Paul's fincee, who had been captured with him and Colonel Hardin while on a front-line USO tour. They had gone to the prison camp together, had endured the enemy's bestiality and the deprivations and hardships of POW life...and now they were to meet again in the grim atmosphere of a court-martial, to revive the painful past and bring the truth to light.
Frank G. Slaughter has created another masterly, exciting novel, lively on two levels: the physical action at the front in Korea, and the emotional tension of the courtroom.« less