THE WOMAN IN THE PICTURE by John August

THE WOMAN IN THE PICTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another fast and facile tale of anti-fascist fireworks in America as Scott Warner, formerly of OWI, a liberal journalist, sets out to blackball Penfield, 1944 Presidential hope of the defeatist isolationist camp. Through a picture appearing in a magazine, Warner gets on the trail of Penfield's long lost wife, Marta, and the too suddenly submerged death of his best friend. He gets to know Marta, working in a mid-west defense plant; follows her when she finds she has been identified, and they travel most together under aliases; she refuses openly to-convict Penfield, evades Scott, is caught by Penfield, escapes -- and at the close helps Scott defeat the antagonists. Lively, light.

Publisher: Little, Brown