Charles Fuller's "A Soldier's Play" begins with a killing and ends with a kind of confession. Its particular excitement, however, doesn't really stem from the traditional business of tracking down the identity of the criminal. It comes instead from tracking down the identity of the victim. Suddenly you realize that things just might work out that way. Figure out who the dead man is, or who he thought he was, and you're on your way to nailing the culprit. It's a startling process, and a satisfying one….
[But the author] doesn't mean to settle for the...
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