Back Channel by Stephen L. Carter

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 could bring about nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are at the circulate. Planes are within the air. Troops are on the prepared. either leaders are surrounded by way of advisers clamoring for struggle. the one means for the 2 leaders to barter effectively is to open a "back channel"--a surreptitious direction of verbal exchange hidden from their very own humans. they wish a clandestine emissary not anyone may ever suspect. If the key will get out, her existence might 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 problem, within which the destiny of the area rests unexpectedly at the shoulders of a tender university student.

On the island of Curaçao, a traveling Soviet chess champion whispers nation 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, manhattan, Margo Jensen, one of many few black girls at Cornell, is requested to visit japanese Europe to babysit a madman.

As the clock ticks towards global conflict III, Margo undertakes her harrowing trip. Pursued via the hawks on either side, secure 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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