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  • ISBN: 0385349610
  • ISBN: 9780385349611
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
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  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2014.

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Summary, etc.: From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln--a new novel of terrific suspense and surprise: a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction about a young black woman on whom the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends. October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen--a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore--is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me'" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she races from Ithaca to Bulgaria to Washington, D.C., drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire-figurative and literal-of infighting between governmental agencies, both American and Soviet; into the confidence and--unsettlingly--the affection of the president of the United States; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and, finally, into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy--of honor and bravery--she inherited from the father she never knew.
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Subject: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction
African American women -- Fiction
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) -- 1917-1963 -- Fiction
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich -- 1894-1971 -- Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Women Sleuths
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) -- 1917-1963
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich -- 1894-1971
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
African American women
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
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