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King Rat by James Clavell pictures life in the Changi POW Camp on Singapore Island at the end of World War II. Men find many different ways—combining cunning, luck, and strength—to survive and worry greatly about their postwar futures.
King Rat pits the Provost Marshal, Lt. Grey, against the King, an American corporal who runs the black market in the Changi POW Camp. When the protagonist, Flt. Lt. Peter Marlowe, becomes the King's friend, he is added to Grey's enemies list. Allied officers are responsible to the Japanese general for discipline in the low-security, underfed camp. Thanks to a spy working with Grey, an illegal wireless radio is discovered and its operator is sent to the dreaded Utram Road Jail. Marlowe with friends Larkin and McCoy have prepared for this eventuality by hiding one-third of the "guts" of a wireless in the false bottom of their water bottles.... View more of the King Rat Summary
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