In the comfortable confines of Greenwich, Connecticut, live some of the wealthiest and most sophisticated Americans. When eight of them sit down to dinner at the home of Richard Castle, a story of deception, infidelity, and murder unfolds, powered by a richly intriguing cast of characters.Castle, former Assistant Secretary for Latin American Affairs, permitted, if not directed, the murder of three Catholic nuns and a lay worker in El Salvador in 1980. Now, State Department complicity in these murders has become public knowledge, and Castle may well be called before Congress to testify. While he cannot be certain that his former colleagues intend to silence him, he knows how they do business. And he knows how silence is ensured.Against the background of Castle's deeply secret drama, the stories of the other seven guests - Castle's wife, a Catholic priest, a nun, a linguistics professor and his wife, a successful novelist, and a woman who may be having an affair with Castle - become a portrait of arrogance and innocence, brutality and compassion in America today.
- Hardback | 290 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 612.35g
- 01 May 2000
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- United States