Title: The Counterfeit Traitor
Author: Alexander Klein
Klein, Alexander (1958) The Counterfeit Traitor. New York: Holt
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
The account of the activities of Brooklyn-born Texas oil salesman Eric Erickson in Germany, locating oil refineries for strategic targeting and gathering information on German synthetic oil production. Erickson worked out of Sweden under the sponsorship of Prince Carl Bernadotte in this remarkable British-OSS combined operation. Some episodes are slightly disguised, and the author uses fictional techniques of re-creation of dialogue. Some of Klein’s factual errors are corrected in the article “Master Spy” by journalist Lloyd Shearer in Parade, (21 August 1960, pp. 6-8).
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 208