bestselling author of The Good German and Los Alamos returns with
his most absorbing and accomplished novel yet—a mesmerizing tale of Hollywood,
postwar political intrigue, and one man’s determination to learn the truth
about his brother’s death.
Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died
under mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a
successful movie career, and a heroic past kill himself?
Ben enters the
uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business, where politics and
the dream factories collide, and Communist witch hunts are rendering the
biggest star makers vulnerable. Even here, where the devastation of Europe
seems no more real than a painted movie set, the war casts long and dangerous
shadows. When Ben learns troubling facts about his own family’s past and
embarks on a love affair that never should have happened, he is caught in a web
of deception that shakes his moral foundation to its core.
Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Stardust flawlessly
blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller evoking both the glory days of
the movies and the emergence of a dark strain of American political life. Download and start listening now!