Back channel: a novel

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"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_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
College students -- Fiction
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction
FICTION / African American / Mystery & Detective
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Fiction
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Fiction
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
title_displayBack channel
title_fullBack channel / Stephen L. Carter
Back channel : a novel [electronic resource] / Stephen L. Carter
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topic_facetAfrican American women
College students
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Kennedy, John F
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich