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By Pat Frank

From Pat Frank—author of the vintage apocalyptic sci-fi novel Alas, Babylon—comes a political mystery set, and written, on the sunrise of the chilly struggle, now again in print.

In Pat Frank’s riveting, insightful, and thought-provoking novel, younger, outspoken Jeff Baker comes out of global battle II decided to paintings for the nation division. while he lands his task in 1949, he turns into the 3rd secretary of the USA embassy in Budapest, an remark put up in the back of the Iron Curtain.

Jeff’s reports as a soldier struggling with on a hill in Italy left him scarred and instilled in him a hatred for warfare in all forms—including the rising chilly battle. but if he's assigned to the "Atlantis Project," a top-secret project for organizing an underground resistance in Hungary, he grapples along with his ideals and his loyalty to his superiors. And while he meets Rikki, a dancer in Budapest, he additionally reveals himself torn among this new love and Susan Pickett—the love he left again domestic in Washington.

As he turns into extra immersed within the Atlantis venture, Jeff needs to come to a decision what he's keen to threat for an opportunity to strike a blow for peace.

Part cloak-and-dagger experience, half high-voltage romance, and half biting satire, Pat Frank's writing and experience of aspect takes readers again to a time of intrigue and uncertainty.



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