Steve Anderson is the author of the Kaspar Brothers series (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin), Under False Flags: A Novel, and other works centered on WWII and its aftermath. In The Other Oregon: A Thriller, he writes about his home state. Anderson was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and is also a literary translator of German. 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.
In the last winter of World War II a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join a desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan -- he'll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he'd once abandoned.
The Losing Role is the first book in the Kaspar Brothers series.