PantheonBook - 2012
Oxford, 1940. James Quinlan suffers from a limp, the legacy of the wound he sustained fighting in the Spanish Civil War four years earlier. When he returns to the home he shares with his small son, Harry, and his wife, Barbara a fellow academic and former Olympic athlete he finds they have both disappeared. After a frantic search, he discovers that Barbara and Harry have taken up an offer from the Yale Medical School giving safe haven to members of the faculty anxious to escape the bombing in England, and have taken ship for North America. Unsatisfied with this explanation, and determined to discover the truth, James Quinlan makes his way to an America not yet at war. There he will follow a twisting path through Yales alumni clubs and secret societies against the backdrop of an ever-intensifying debate over whether or not the US should join the war to stop Hitler.
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