Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Palace Council

The second book I have read by Stephen L. Carter, The Palace Council is a five hundred page thriller with enough twists and turns to keep the best reader guessing.

Spanning twenty years -- from Brown versus the Board of Education to the resignation of Richard Nixon, Carter tells the story of Eddie Wesley, a writer out of Harlem, who when his younger sister, Junie, disappears, postpones his own life as he expends time and energy into solving the mystery.

The novel weaves politics, race, radicalism, and intrigue into a suspenseful story of a delicate time in U.S. history.

Long -- but good.

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