By John Birmingham
A superb tale within the The Disappearence trilogy. A "What if" tale of the chilly War… a small piece of trade historical past of the interval advised through a biography of 1 of its avid gamers, Lieutenant department McKinnon, an adventurer in a special post-WWII international of yankee isolationism.
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A Captain of the Gate (The Disappearence) by John Birmingham