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By Stephen L. Carter

ISBN-10: 0345804872

ISBN-13: 9780345804877

ISBN-10: 0385349602

ISBN-13: 9780385349604

ISBN-10: 1629238996

ISBN-13: 9781629238999

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the course of an army face-off which could bring about nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are at the movement. Planes are within the air. Troops are on the prepared. either leaders are surrounded through advisers clamoring for battle. the one manner for the 2 leaders to barter correctly is to open a “back channel”—a surreptitious direction of conversation hidden from their very own humans. they want a clandestine emissary not anyone 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, Back Channel, is an excellent amalgam of truth and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile concern, within which the destiny of the realm rests all of sudden at the shoulders of a tender university student.

at the island of Curaçao, a traveling Soviet chess champion whispers nation secrets and techniques to an American acquaintance.

within the Atlantic Ocean, a freighter struggles via a squall whereas attempting to stay away from surveillance.

And in Ithaca, long island, Margo Jensen, one of many few black girls at Cornell, is requested to visit jap Europe to babysit a madman.

because the clock ticks towards global struggle III, Margo undertakes her harrowing trip. Pursued by means of the hawks on either side, safe through 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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