In this ingenious and unforgettable twentieth-century parable, a world on the brink of war is thrown into chaos when angels fall from heaven Major General Marcus Scott is a seasoned veteran of combat, a loyal American, and a skeptic in a volatile world. But amid the aftermath of a nuclear weapons test in the South Pacific, everything Scott believesaand refuses to believeawill be turned upside down. In a pool of clear water lies a single casualty of the blast, a beautiful winged being certainly not of this earth. And when a second celestial creature is discovered following a Russian H-bomb test, the military establishments of two major powers are thrown into chaos. Sworn enemies, each pledged to the otheras destruction, they must now deal with the unthinkable and the impossible: that the Cold War has transcended the boundaries of the world, reaching into heaven to bring down angels. A provocative tale as beguiling as it is disturbing, Philip Wylieas The Answer is a captivating fantasy of the nuclear age. Set at the height of the United StatesaSoviet arms race, it is a page-turning thriller that taps into the anxieties and paranoia of a bygone era, offering a heartfelt plea for peaceful coexistence while decrying the suicidal insanity of war.But that scarcely surprised him; the sun was now high and the island steamed formidably. Rawson said, aI put it ... Took the liberty. Therea#39;s been a ... Corrugated metal roofs sparkled behind the trees, and on the road in the shade a jeep waited .
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