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The Better Angels (SIGNED Plus Note)

McCarry, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0525066314 / ISBN 13: 9780525066316
Published by Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1979
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front end page: "To Dan Monte.with good wishes. Chas McCarry, 1983". Hint of light foxing to page edges. DJ has light crease on inside front flap. $9.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes laid-in a short handwritten initialed note from author: "1/3/83- Dear Mr. Monte. Of course send the books to me at (Northampton MA address), Yours, CMcC" (Bonus: Comes with a unsigned Overlook Press hard cover copy of McCarry's novel "The Tears of Autumn"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010008

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Title: The Better Angels (SIGNED Plus Note)

Publisher: Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Now back in print, the prophetic thriller from "the best writer of intelligence and political novels in the world" (The Boston Globe)

When Charles McCarry's The Better Angels was first published almost 30 years ago, its premise--that terrorists would use passenger-filled airliners as tools of terror--seemed incredible. In retrospect, the novel would prove to be prophetic.

The Better Angels takes place in an election year close to the turn of the century in a deeply polarized America. The presidential race matches a tall, lantern-jawed liberal to a far-right former businessman with deep ties to the energy industry. Meanwhile, Islamic terrorists led by an oil-rich Arab prince, desperate to acquire nuclear bombs to use against Israel or major American cities, disrupt the presidential campaign through a series of bloody suicide bombing. Finally the election itself is stolen, as one side hacks into computerized voting systems to change the tallies in key states.

From the writer the New York Times Book Review called "the genuine article," The Better Angels is a thrilling and relevant masterwork.

About the Author:

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of Christopher’s Ghosts, and has written ten acclaimed novels featuring Paul Christopher and his family (all available from Overlook). During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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