by DuBois, Brendan
A thriller set in an alternate 1972, 10 years after the Cuban missile crisis erupted into a full-blown war that destroyed much of the U.S. and the Soviet Union--killing President Kennedy and Vice-president Johnson, causing massive and long-term power and food shortages, and forcing the U.S. to rely on British and Canadian aid for its very survival. At the center of the action is Carl Landry, a Boston Globe reporter whose investigation of an apparently unremarkable homicide lands him hip-deep in a conspiracy of almost unimaginably large proportions. Like the best alternate-history fiction (Robert Harris' Fatherland), DuBois' tale is a feast for the mind, a what-if story that's so plausible it reads, at times, like nonfiction. In every way, this is a first-rate novel and one that is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers.- Booklist
A book of cover ups and conspiracies in a United States under martial law. Full of twists and turns, this novel picks up speed around the middle, and does not let go until the final page.