By Stephen L. Carter
“Carter twists plotlines like pretzels whereas wryly skewering America’s filthy rich highbrow elite.” —People
John Grisham referred to as Stephen L. Carter’s first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, “beautifully written and cleverly plotted. A wealthy, complicated family members saga, one deftly woven via a good criminal thriller.” The Chicago Tribune hailed Carter’s subsequent e-book, New England White, as “a whodunit with conscience.” Now this best-selling novelist returns with an electrifying political mystery set within the turbulent period of Watergate and Vietnam, giving us some of the most riveting and bare photographs of Nixon ever written.
In the summer season of 1952, twenty popular males assemble at a mystery assembly on Martha’s winery and devise a plot to govern the President of the us. quickly after, the physique of 1 of those males is located via Eddie Wesley, Harlem’s emerging literary celebrity. whilst Eddie’s more youthful sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the lady he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what turns into a twenty-year look for the reality. As Eddie and Aurelia discover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the rich drawing rooms of latest York during the shady corners of radical politics, all of the method to the Oval Office.
Stephen Carter’s novel is as complicated because it is suspenseful, and together with his detailed skill to show stereotypes within out, Palace Council is guaranteed to enthrall readers to the final web page.