Windmills of the Gods

Sheldon S.

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ISBN: 0-446-35010-9
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл.
Язык текста: англ.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Sheldon
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): S.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: Windmills of the Gods
Сведения, относящиеся к заглавию: A Novel
Первые сведения об ответственности: S. Sheldon
Место издания: New York; Boston
Издатель: Warner Books
Дата издания: 2005
Объем издания (количество страниц): 434
Высота, см.: 18
Определитель УДК: -3=021
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Sidney
Индекс УДК: 821.111
Статус записи (Тип информации): В наличии
Ширина, см: 11,8
Толщина, см: 3
Вес в граммах: 216
Артикул: 1501159

Описание

The latest novel by the veteran author ( If Tomorrow Comes, etc.) is a fast-paced thriller. Upon taking office, idealistic President Paul Ellison inaugurates the "people-to-people" program, intended to establish America's ties with Iron Curtain countries. Instead of naming an experienced diplomat as ambassador to Romania, Ellison selects wholesome Mary Ashley, instructor of Eastern European political science at Kansas State University. Mary initially declines the post, but after her husband dies in a suspicious car crash, she warily accepts Ellison's offer in an attempt to quell her overwhelming grief. Unwittingly, Mary has placed herself in peril, for a sinister covert organization of right- and left-wing tycoons and politicians called Patriots for Freedom intends to abort Ellison's project by lethal means. To kill Mary in Romania, these code-named extremiststheir identities aren't divulged until the novel concludeshire Angel, a terrorist infamous for for barbarity, skill, and dedication. Sheldon's characterizations are slick but involving, and the action escalates to an electrifying final scene. Adding depth are descriptions of harsh Romanian life, the agony of widowhood and the foreign service initiation process.