Red, White, and Blue

By Susan Isaacs
Read by Susan O’Malley

17.32 Hours 04/01/1999 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781441760234

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    ISBN: 9780786158034

Special Agent Blair of the FBI has the numbing job of a bureaucrat and the soul of a cowboy. He is about to walk away from the safe world of paper pushing to risk his life infiltrating an armed group of white supremacists called Wrath. Generation X-er Lauren Miller is an articulate, ironic, and unwaveringly liberal journalist investigating a bombing that Wrath supposedly masterminded. She is also determined to discover how people who have never met a Jew in their lives can be so obsessed with Jews as to want them dead. Drawn together to investigate an appalling hate crime, these two seeming opposites discover that they may have more in common than a passion for justice—perhaps even a shared heritage.

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Summary

Summary

Special Agent Blair of the FBI has the numbing job of a bureaucrat and the soul of a cowboy. He is about to walk away from the safe world of paper pushing to risk his life infiltrating an armed group of white supremacists called Wrath.

Generation X-er Lauren Miller is an articulate, ironic, and unwaveringly liberal journalist investigating a bombing that Wrath supposedly masterminded. She is also determined to discover how people who have never met a Jew in their lives can be so obsessed with Jews as to want them dead.

Drawn together to investigate an appalling hate crime, these two seeming opposites discover that they may have more in common than a passion for justice—perhaps even a shared heritage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Susan Isaacs has…a knack for entertaining her reader with the details of American pop culture…Isaacs has taken on a formidable project: to write a multigenerational family drama that is also a romantic comedy and a murder mystery and a serious consideration of weighty issues like anti-Semitism and assimiliation—all without losing her sense of humor or her eye for the entertaining detour.” New York Times Book Review
“With Isaacs’ wry characterizations and unabashedly patriotic…finale, Red, White, and Blue should earn the allegiance of her countless devoted fans.” Entertainment Weekly
“The jauntiness and frothy exuberance of Susan Isaacs’ style in her eighth novel carries you along as if on a wonderful joy ride. She is superb at quick character sketches, the deadly battles between fathers and sons, family frictions, and generational antagonisms.” Providence Sunday Journal
“Isaacs’ writing is quick and witty, and her storytelling is creative and exciting…[A] superbly entertaining novel.” Booklist
“Isaacs’ latest is entertaining, yet in examining antigovernment paranoia and the politics of hate, it poses deeper questions about what it means to be an American.” Library Journal
“Alive with eloquent, fluid language and salted with fitting doses of earthy humor, Isaacs’ newest novel is a triumph.” BookPage
“With keen humor and fine characterizations, [this] multigenerational saga explores the nature of American identity…Both on the large scale and the small, an absorbing chronicle of the American character.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Susan Isaacs

Susan Isaacs, novelist, essayist and screenwriter, was born in Brooklyn and educated at Queens College. Her novels, all New York Times bestsellers, include Compromising Positions, Close Relations, Almost Paradise, Shining Through, and Past Perfect. A recipient of the Writers for Writers Award and the John Steinbeck Award, she serves as chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America. Her fiction has been translated into thirty languages. She lives on Long Island with her husband.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English