By Stephen L. Carter
October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the course of an army face-off which can result in nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are at the movement. Planes are within the air. Troops are on the prepared. either leaders are surrounded via advisers clamoring for conflict. the single method for the 2 leaders to barter thoroughly is to open a "back channel"--a surreptitious direction of verbal exchange hidden from their very own humans. they wish a clandestine emissary no one might ever suspect. If the key will get out, her existence can be in danger . . . yet they're cautious to not inform her that.
Stephen L. Carter's gripping new novel, again Channel, is an excellent amalgam of truth and fiction--a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile hindrance, within which the destiny of the realm rests without notice at the shoulders of a tender collage student.
On the island of Curaçao, a traveling Soviet chess champion whispers kingdom secrets and techniques to an American acquaintance.
In the Atlantic Ocean, a freighter struggles via a squall whereas attempting to steer clear of surveillance.
And in Ithaca, big apple, Margo Jensen, one of many few black ladies at Cornell, is requested to visit japanese Europe to babysit a madman.
As the clock ticks towards international battle III, Margo undertakes her harrowing trip. Pursued through the hawks on each side, safe by means of not anything yet her personal ingenuity and braveness, Margo is drawn ever extra deeply into the crossfire--and into her personal family's hidden past.
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