Stephen Carter, best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park
and New England White
, returns with a riveting drama set within the turbulent era of the fifties and sixties – the violent Anti-war demonstrations, the Civil Rights Movement and the scandal of Watergate.
In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting in Martha’s Vineyard, and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States.Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem’s rising literary star. When Eddie’s sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office.
Once again, Stephen Carter has crafted a novel with exponential momentum, this time upon an epic canvas of American history, which will enthral readers until the very last page.
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has
taught since 1982. He is also the author of seven books of non-fiction. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.