By Pat Frank
From Pat Frank—author of the vintage apocalyptic sci-fi novel Alas, Babylon—comes a political mystery set, and written, on the sunrise of the chilly conflict, now again in print.
In Pat Frank’s riveting, insightful, and thought-provoking novel, younger, outspoken Jeff Baker comes out of global conflict II made up our minds to paintings for the kingdom division. whilst he lands his project in 1949, he turns into the 3rd secretary of the united states embassy in Budapest, an statement put up at the back of the Iron Curtain.
Jeff’s studies as a soldier combating on a hill in Italy left him scarred and instilled in him a hatred for struggle in all forms—including the rising chilly battle. but if he's assigned to the "Atlantis Project," a top-secret project for organizing an underground resistance in Hungary, he grapples together with his ideals and his loyalty to his superiors. And whilst he meets Rikki, a dancer in Budapest, he additionally reveals himself torn among this new love and Susan Pickett—the love he left again domestic in Washington.
As he turns into extra immersed within the Atlantis venture, Jeff needs to make a decision what he's keen to chance for an opportunity to strike a blow for peace.
Part cloak-and-dagger event, half high-voltage romance, and half biting satire, Pat Frank's writing and experience of element takes readers again to a time of intrigue and uncertainty.
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