FROM AN ANTIQUE LAND
By Stanley Johnson
IN THE SHADOW OF 9/11 – A NEW THRILLER OF ASTONISHING REACH AND SUSPENSE
Life in Washington DC is trying to ‘return to normal’ after the trauma of September 11, 2001. George W. Bush is President and Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and now Senator for New York, already has her eye on higher things. One morning Su Soeung, who first came to the US as a child refugee from Cambodia receives an intriguing job offer. So begins an extraordinary train of events. Su’s efforts to discover the fate of her father who ‘disappeared’ during Cambodia’s Pol Pot nightmare, seem to be inextricably intertwined with world politics at the highest level. Just how much did the US know about Pol Pot and his band of ‘brothers’? What deals were done between Washington and Beijing? And, in the end, is Su Soeung just a puppet of forces beyond her control? This is Stanley Johnson’s 11th – and finest – literary thriller yet – tense, provocative, and deeply resonant of our current times, as conspiracy theory and trauma once again put question marks over the aims of the superpowers.
Stanley Johnson is a household name in Great Britain. He is a former MEP, environmental campaigner, and author of 25 books, including 12 non-fiction works on environmental topics. He won the Greenpeace Prize and RSPCA’s Richard Martin Award in 1984 and the RSPB Medal and the WWF Leader of the Living Planet Award in 2015. He joined the Conservative Environmental Network (CEN) as International Ambassador in 2021. He has appeared on 'I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here', 'Celebrity Mastermind' and 'The Real Marigold Hotel'.
'There are some novelists who, by instincts or study, understand perfectly the independent components of a thriller. Stanley Johnson is one of them.' — The Daily Telegraph
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