John Grisham called Stephen L. Carter’s first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, “beautifully
written and cleverly plotted. A rich, complex family saga, one deftly woven
through a fine legal thriller.” The
Chicago Tribune hailed Carter’s next book, New England White, as “a whodunit with conscience.” Now this
bestselling novelist returns with an electrifying political thriller set in the
turbulent era of Watergate and Vietnam, giving us one of the most riveting and
naked portraits of Nixon ever written.
In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a
secret meeting on 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 younger
sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene,
are pulled into what becomes 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.
Stephen Carter’s novel is as complex as it is suspenseful,
and with his unique ability to turn stereotypes inside out, Palace Council is certain to enthrall
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