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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 is also the author of seven books of nonfiction.

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"In the prologue of Carter's intriguing what-if thriller, Margo Jensen, a bright 19-year-old Cornell student, meets privately in Washington, D.C., with President Kennedy, who is trying to navigate the Cuban Missile Crisis without triggering nuclear war. Earlier that fall, Margo became involved in a covert intelligence operation through a brilliant Cornell professor of hers, Lorenz Niemeyer, who's an expert on Conflict Theory. Margo learns that a Russian chess champion, Vasily Smyslov, has alerted the U.S. to a surprise Soviet move in Cuba. The only way to get more details from Smyslov is to send an American counterpart, Bobby Fischer, to Russia to sound him out, and Fischer will only go if Margo, whom he considers to be a good-luck charm, accompanies him. Carter (The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln) makes this audacious premise convincing and manages to build suspense around a historical event with a known outcome. Author tour. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9780385349604
Author:
Carter, Stephen L.
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Carter, Stephen L.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Cuban Missile Crisis;Historical fiction;Thriller;Chess;Bobby Fischer;Conflict theory;Strong women characters;Emperor of Ocean Park
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.53 x 6.68 x 1.5 in 1.78 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the prologue of Carter's intriguing what-if thriller, Margo Jensen, a bright 19-year-old Cornell student, meets privately in Washington, D.C., with President Kennedy, who is trying to navigate the Cuban Missile Crisis without triggering nuclear war. Earlier that fall, Margo became involved in a covert intelligence operation through a brilliant Cornell professor of hers, Lorenz Niemeyer, who's an expert on Conflict Theory. Margo learns that a Russian chess champion, Vasily Smyslov, has alerted the U.S. to a surprise Soviet move in Cuba. The only way to get more details from Smyslov is to send an American counterpart, Bobby Fischer, to Russia to sound him out, and Fischer will only go if Margo, whom he considers to be a good-luck charm, accompanies him. Carter (The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln) makes this audacious premise convincing and manages to build suspense around a historical event with a known outcome. Author tour. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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