The Kremlin officially denied any knowledge of the whereabouts of thousands of American POWs held in German camps overrun by Red Army forces in Eastern Europe as WWII in Europe ended. Months earlier the International Red Cross had confirmed the presence of tens of thousands of American prisoners in these German camps.
Moscow, fearing an American nuclear attack against them as the war ended, secretly held thousands of these U.S. servicemen hostage and sent them to a certain death in their remote Gulag camps in Asiatic Russia. As the Cold War began the Kremlin’s relentless denials concerning knowledge of these prisoners whereabouts, forced Washington to ignore the truth and declared these men dead: and their remains missing and unrecoverable. Their families were then so notified.
Over the years a few of these Americans have escaped the USSR but no one believed their stories which were downplayed by official Washington. This is the story of Paul Carter: one of these secretly abandoned servicemen who, knowing he was written off, along with thousands of others, escapes his exile in the former Soviet Union and returns to Washington today to seek out those who betrayed him.
Miller’s novel, The Z-5 Incident, now joins his two earlier non-fiction ‘deep throat’ expose’s: America’s Disposable Soldiers, and America’s Abandoned Sons. The former exposed Pentagon incompetence concerning WMD in Gulf War Syndrome, and the latter the betrayal of America’s commitment to never abandon captured American prisoners being held on foreign soil.