"A flight of the historical imagination that will leave readers dazzled " -- Thomas Fleming
It is the apocalyptic spring of 1945. Navy Reserve lieutenant John F. Kennedy, convalescing from action in the Pacific, is transferred to President Franklin Roosevelt's personal staff. But Kennedy finds Washington is more than cocktail parties, easy tail, and press conferences when Fleet Admiral Leahy assigns him a highly classified undercover mission that turns into a deady race to stop the unthinkable -- a possible assassin in the White House.
With the help of Lauren Wolfe, a beautiful actress and FDR admirer, and Secret Service head Mike Reilly, Kennedy must turn detective, as the clock ticks down to the fateful moment when a shadowy but determined traitor will attempt to forever alter the course of history.
Millions of copies of Dave Poyer's thirty-plus books are in print, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK STORM, THE COMMAND, THE THREAT, KOREA STRAIT, THE WEAPON, THE CRISIS, and THE TOWERS, USA Today best-selling novels of the modern Navy and Marine Corps; and FIRE ON THE WATERS, A COUNTRY OF OUR OWN, and THAT ANVIL OF OUR SOULS, historical fiction set during the Civil War. Most of these are available as e-books, as are his Hemlock County thrillers, THE DEAD OF WINTER, WINTER IN THE HEART, AS THE WOLF LOVES WINTER, and THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN, all recently republished by Northampton House. His work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Italian, and rights have been sold for films and audiobooks.
Poyer holds a master's degree from George Washington University and has taught or lectured at Annapolis, Flagler College, University of Pittsburgh, Old Dominion University, Armed Forces Staff College, University of North Florida, The New College, and other institutions. He has been a writer in residence at Flagler and Annapolis, and a guest on PBS's "Writer to Writer" series and on Voice of America. His fiction has been required reading in the U.S. Naval Academy’s “Literature of the Sea” course, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. He was a founding editor of the New Virginia Review and is currently a consulting editor for other literary magazines. He currently teaches fiction and memoir in the Creative Writing program at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
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- Northampton House, August 2012
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