The world is indeed a stage, and all humans are the players; however, some players find themselves entangled in an unusually rich plot. Such was the case for Vivian and Mickey who met making films in Hollywood in the Thirties. Life Line is a uniquely American family saga, a true tale played out against the backdrop of Hollywood, The Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, Japan, and early days Las Vegas. It is in part the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the fall of Bataan, the Death March, and slave labor in Japanese prison camps, but most of all, it is a love story. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Judith Falck Madsen is married to a Dane and has lived in Denmark for the past forty-three years. She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.