Steve Anderson is the author of the Kaspar Brothers novels (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin) and other books. Under False Flags is the prequel to his latest novel, The Preserve. Anderson was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and is a literary translator of bestselling German fiction as well as a freelance editor. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
The Losing Role is the first book in the Kaspar Brothers series. In The Losing Role, failed actor Max Kaspar is forced into a suicidal German mission during WWII. Max is the estranged older brother of German-American Harry Kaspar, whose deadly postwar rite of passage follows in Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945. The Kaspar brothers reunite in 1946 Munich as the Cold War heats up in the third book, Lost Kin: A Novel.
A man with no name hits the streets of Portland to find a friend he fears may have been killed for taking a stand.
It’s 2009, and the economy’s falling apart. Formerly homeless, the no-name man dodges the cops, tries to save his drug-addicted ex, and discovers that a desperate condo developer and his wife are conspiring to cover up a tragic crime.
When the SS orders a struggling German actor to impersonate an American officer, he devises his own secret mission to escape the war and flee to America. Trapped between the lines during the bloody Battle of the Bulge, he must summon all his acting talents and newfound courage to evade perilous traps laid by both sides. This gripping espionage thriller is inspired by a real-life WWII operation.