The Question and Answer section for The Burning Plain and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm sorry, the title of the novel you're asking about is "Tell Them Not to Kill Me"? Author please?
Which title are you referring to above?
The son says that he cannot intervene because “if I do they’ll know I’m your son. If I keep bothering them they’ll end up knowing who I am and will decide to shoot me too."