An Affair of State by Pat Frank

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 worldwide conflict II decided to paintings for the kingdom division. whilst he lands his task in 1949, he turns into the 3rd secretary of the U.S. embassy in Budapest, an commentary put up at the back of the Iron Curtain.

Jeff’s studies as a soldier scuffling with on a hill in Italy left him scarred and instilled in him a hatred for battle in all forms—including the rising chilly battle. but if he's assigned to the "Atlantis Project," a top-secret undertaking for organizing an underground resistance in Hungary, he grapples along with his ideals and his loyalty to his superiors. And whilst he meets Rikki, a dancer in Budapest, he additionally unearths 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 undertaking, Jeff needs to make a decision what he's prepared to danger 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 feel of aspect takes readers again to a time of intrigue and uncertainty.



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