Peter Broner has had a varied career as a novelist, playwright, journalist, psychotherapist, and intelligence agent. Emigrating as a boy from Germany, he fought in World War II against Germany, serving in various branches of U.S. Intelligence. After the war, a bachelor’s degree in journalism led to work as a foreign correspondent in Vienna and Frankfurt before returning to the United States to pursue a career in writing. In 1970 he obtained a master’s degree in social work and worked for ten years as a staff therapist in a mental health clinic. He continues to maintain a private psychotherapy practice near Hyde Park, New York, where he lives with his wife and two children. Mr. Broner has had several plays produced Off-Off-Broadway and elsewhere, published a number of short stories and has twice won Samuel Goldwyn writing prizes. Night of the Broken Glass is one of several novels he has written.