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The Circus Master's Mission

Joel Brinkley

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ISBN 10: 0394575709 / ISBN 13: 9780394575704
Published by Random House, N.Y., 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Circus Master's Mission

Publisher: Random House, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A new presidency and an as-yet-unformed policy toward the Contras spur Colonel Eric Gustafson to create a secret plan that will lead the United States to invade Nicaragua, a plot that can be exposed only by journalist Christopher Eaton

From Publishers Weekly:

Picking up where recent headlines leave off, this first novel by Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (and David Brinkley's son), posits, with convincing attention to detail, circumstances that could lead to full-fledged combat with Nicaragua. In an unnamed post-Reagan administration, Congress bickers over continued aid to the Nicaraguan rebels while a semi-secret task force pursues its own plan to topple the Sandinistas more hastily. Terry Ascher, a State Department up-and-comer, joins the RIG ("restricted interagency group") and pushes for approval of a highly unorthodox plan for aggressive action. Meanwhile, Chris Eaton, a reporter for a small chain of Southern newspapers, moves closer to the story that could make his reputation. Brinkley plots his novel methodically, with few surprises or intrigues until the end. What gives his story its edge is insight into the workings of government--the squabbles, the denials, the carefully planned leaks--that can't be faked. Brief chapter-by-chapter annotations at the novel's end illustrate exactly which points of the plot are based in fact.
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