H E A R T O F T H E D
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one man stands in the way of a plot to murder President
Eisenhower in this riveting historical thriller.
1955, one woman holds the key to America's future:
a ruthless and beautiful ex-Nazi assassin, posing
as a housekeeper inside President Eisenhower's
isolated Gettysburg estate, awaiting her chance
to murder the chief executive and change the
course of history.
stands in her way: a disgraced Secret Service agent,
driven from active duty by battle fatigue.
Waiting and watching: the most powerful figures
of the era, including Senator Joe McCarthy, FBI
Chief J. Edgar Hoover, Vice President Richard
Nixon, and the sinister pair of German-American brothers
sponsoring the attack.
minutes tick down, the highly-trained professional killer
and the discredited WWII
veteran face off
in a deadly game. At stake: the life and legacy
of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the world's most powerful
violent, suspenseful, fast paced, and chockablock with
unexpected twists, Altman’s latest is a gripping
and thoroughly satisfying read. A must for fans of
The Manchurian Candidate.
pacing and a clever plot… Altman succeeds in
lovely phrases and often beautiful writing – sometimes
hard to find in political thrillers – Altman
treats us to plenty of action while also giving us
into the personalities and motivations of the characters.
fills his novels with a grim reality.
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Altman. All rights reserved.
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