On October 19, 1942 President Franklin D Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This gave Secretary of State Henry L Stimson authority to relocate Japanese Americans away from important military installations along the West Coast into internment camps.
There existed great fear of spies lurking in this community just as there had been in Hawaii prior to the heinous attack on Pearl Harbor. The uncovering of these spies and their networks became matters of the highest priority for American security organizations. They were granted previously unheard of latitude in pursuit of this mission.
A twenty year old student of Oriental Studies was unceremoniously snatched from his college to aid this mission. His strident protests were waved aside under the guise of National Security. He was informed his knowledge of the Japanese language was the principal reason for commandeering his services.
That would prove to be only the initial rationale. His mission quickly morphed into a significantly more dangerous one.
He would become a spy hunter.