The Confirmation

The Confirmation

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Baker & Taylor
Confirmation hearings for a prospective CIA director are threatened by potentially damaging revelations from the man's past

Blackwell North Amer
The confirmation of the seemingly spotless nominee Frank Cabot as Director of Central Intelligence is jeopardized when Brad Cameron, a young CIA officer looking for evidence of American prisoners left behind after the Vietnam War, uncovers a suppressed report - a claim by a convicted American spy that Cabot cooperated with the Russians in a shameful cover-up twenty years earlier. As Cabot attempts to clear his name, reporter George Tater digs relentlessly for the story that will revive his career and Cameron doggedly pursues the truth about what happened. The result is a full-scale Washington media circus, as a host of interested parties - the president, the press, the senators who must vote yea or nay on Cabot's nomination, and Cabot's friends and enemies - all try to conceal, expose, or spin what he did and why.
Closely paralleling these events is a different kind of conspiracy. A clandestine militia of angry Vietnam vets, convinced that officials in high places have deliberately abandoned American POWs, plot a confrontation - both clever and rash - calculated to violently disrupt Cabot's confirmation hearings.

Baker
& Taylor

Confirmation hearings for a prospective CIA director are threatened by potentially damaging revelations from the man's past, in a debut novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375400209
0375400206
Characteristics: 413 p. ; 25 cm

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