“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” – Joseph Stalin
The 1930s and early 1940s were the salad days of American Communists when the crimes of Bolshevism could be swept from view so as to keep safe the fealty of labor and intellectuals to Uncle Joe Stalin and a USSR allied against fascism. These years marked the Dawn of Betrayal.
However post-war events culminating in the Berlin Airlift revealed the true nature of the totalitarian Soviet state, removing for all time any shred of cover from America’s entrenched domestic enemy. Thus began the Decade of Betrayal.
Dawn of Betrayal
In 1947 America Soviet penetration of our government and institutions is encountering success on numerous fronts. This setting frames the exploits of Raymond James, a Marine fresh from the Japanese occupation, teaming with Miss Tomoe “Yuki” Suzuki, a young Nisei recently of the Manzanar internment camp, as they pursue elements of the domestic Communist conspiracy in the employ of a Hollywood studio. The two cobble together an odd coalition of friends and associates to pursue a nationwide organization smuggling secret defense materiel to the USSR.
In the course of the action a decade-old double homicide is resolved, various miscreants are brought to justice, and an uncannily clairvoyant vision of the future is developed that is of immediate relevance to our times. As Stalin’s USSR morphs from a well-regarded WW II ally to a totalitarian malevolence that ultimately reveals itself in the Berlin Blockade, Miss Suzuki predicts a similar cult-of-personality style leadership rising from the ranks of the domestic enemy to spearhead an attack on our Republic, the best and last force for freedom in a benighted world.
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