Red Chrysanthemum - A novel of Occupied Japan
by Henry Mazel
1945, & army Lieutenant Rada has just arrived in Tokyo to witness the surrender of Japan on the battleship Missouri. Rada has a history. He was a cop in L.A. before the war. A disgraced cop. Along the way, he learned to speak Japanese, and now he’s working as a translator for General MacArthur, until he's transferred to the MPs. Then comes an assassination, communists & a beautiful Japanese woman.