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Publisher Comments:

“Carter twists plotlines like pretzels while wryly skewering America’s wealthy intellectual elite.” —People

John Grisham called Stephen L. Carter’s first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, “beautifully written and cleverly plotted. A rich, complex family saga, one deftly woven through a fine legal thriller.” The Chicago Tribune hailed Carter’s next book, New England White, as “a whodunit with conscience.” Now this best-selling novelist returns with an electrifying political thriller set in the turbulent era of Watergate and Vietnam, giving us one of the most riveting and naked portraits of Nixon ever written.

In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha’s Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem’s rising literary star. When Eddie’s younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office.

Stephen Carter’s novel is as complex as it is suspenseful, and with his unique ability to turn stereotypes inside out, Palace Council is certain to enthrall readers to the very last page.

Synopsis:

Young writer Eddie Wesley and his lover, Aurelia Treene, investigate the murder of Philmont Castle, a wealthy, highly respected man whose body turns up on the grounds of a Harlem mansion, embarking on a twenty-year quest for the truth that takes them from wealthy New York drawing rooms, through the dark corners of radical politics, to Nixon's Oval Office. By the author of New England White.

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307270290
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Author:
Carter, Stephen L.
Author:
Stephen L. Carter
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Investigation
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery and Horror
Subject:
Audio Books-Popular Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080708
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
513

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 513 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307270290 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Young writer Eddie Wesley and his lover, Aurelia Treene, investigate the murder of Philmont Castle, a wealthy, highly respected man whose body turns up on the grounds of a Harlem mansion, embarking on a twenty-year quest for the truth that takes them from wealthy New York drawing rooms, through the dark corners of radical politics, to Nixon's Oval Office. By the author of New England White.
"Synopsis" by , Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.
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