The 38th Floor

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A prophetic drama of international politics, The 38th Floor begins with a threat of nuclear war with China and ends with a manhunt through Manhattan.

The world teeters on the brink when John Burden, an African-American, is elevated unexpectedly to acting Secretary-General of the United Nations. In short order Burden finds himself in danger of going down in U.S. history as β€œthe great black traitor.”

In the genre of the political novel, The 38th Floor is a masterly blend of action, character, and ideas. The Times Literary Supplement (London), called it

β€œHigh-powered political fiction.”