Books: Peeling the Army Onion

THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER by Frederick L. Keefe. 406 pages. Delacorfe. $5.95.

The Army Jeep slows as it corners on a bumpy, narrow forest road. From the back seat, two wild-eyed German SS troopers lunge uncertainly, then bolt for the nearby wood. A pistol crackles, and the running Germans plop forward on their faces. They were shot while attempting to escape, reports the U.S. Army lieutenant who gunned them down. Not so, insists a civilian witness: the troopers had been commanded to bolt and then were callously murdered. Getting at the truth turns out to be like peeling through several skins of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!