Oxford, 1940. James Zennor, a brilliant young don, is rowing alone on a bright July morning – cursing himself for the wound that has branded him unfit for duty in the war against Hitler.
He returns home to discover his wife Florence has vanished, along with their young son – no doubt in despair at his dark moods and shattered body. And yet the note she leaves behind declares that she still loves him…
A frantic search through wartime England eventually leads James across the Atlantic – to a United States not yet at war. His destination: Yale College, one of America’s greatest universities.
Against the backdrop of an intensifying debate over whether the US should join Europe in the struggle against the Nazis, James’s desperate search for his wife and child leads him on a twisting path through Yale’s elite clubs and secret societies and into the heart of the American establishment.
There he will stumble upon the existence of an astonishing and terrifying plot: one that could swing the balance of power in a volatile world. Now, a man deemed too damaged to fight in the war must save not only his family, but his country too…
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