The Unwilling Spy
Testing the Atomic Bomb–1943
About the Book
In early 1943 Gunter Fleiss, Adolf Hitler’s master spy, learned that scientists at Los Alamos had selected a remote site off the coast of North Carolina to test America’s first atomic bomb. Hitler decided to dispatch his trusted agent SS Col. Max Reiner to North Carolina in an attempt to infiltrate the test site. However the Fuhrer found himself hooked on the horns of an espionage dilemma. First Col. Reiner couldn’t tell an atomic bomb from an oversized watermelon. The mission called for an atomic physicist, no less. Second, no one had asked the young atomic physicist Hans Richter whether he wanted to take a U-boat ride on this field trip to North Carolina. With the possibility of being captured by the American FBI. And being hanged. Meet The Unwilling Spy.
About the Author
The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.