|The Sealed Verdict
|Doubleday & Company, Inc.
|Canadiana, fiction, law, World War II, film/TV adaptation
Dealing again with the Americans occupying Germany, it concerns Major Robert Lashley, his fight for personal probity and the woman he loves against policy and procedure. As prosecutor in the trial of Nazi Steigmann, Lashley gets a tall conviction but during the trial is fascinated by the only witness to defend Steigmann—French born Thémis Delisle. Refusing to believe her dossier of treason, Lashley falls in love with Thémis, refuses to turn her over to the French authorities for trial, defies superior authority, comes to doubt the validity of the trial, but eventually gets his vindication of Thémis. . .—Kirkus Review. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Shapiro, Lionel
Lionel Shapiro (1908-1958) was a Canadian journalist and writer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he attended McGill University. He became a journalist and worked for the Montreal Gazette. When World War II started he joined the army as a war correspondent. He participated in amphibious landings at Sicily, Salerno, and Juno Beach on the D-Day invasion. He wrote several novels mostly with war themes including "The Sixth of June" which won him the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction in 1955. (Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
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