Black Cross Themes

Greg Iles
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Manipulation

As this tale is one of a wartime intelligence mission into Germany during World War II, there are several layers of manipulation taking play simultaneously. There are two traitors operating inside Totenhausen Camp who are leaking information to the Allied forces, but in order to do so, both Anna and Ariel must witness many horrors and not betray their true intentions. Ariel is thought to be a pedophile by the Nazis and by the prisoners within the camp. It is not mentioned if Ariel committed such crimes in order to maintain the persona or if this was only a way for Ariel to gain closer access to Herr Brandt, as Brandt was a known pedophile. In his pretense, Ariel gained access to areas of the camp that were restricted to other prisoners. This close contact with Brandt's personal activities and his experiments caused Ariel to be considered one...

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