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Checkpoint (2004) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Meet Jay.

Meet Ben.

Jay has summoned his old friend Ben to a hotel room not far from the nation's capitol. During the course of an afternoon, they will share a delicious lunch and will crack open a bottle of wine from the hotel minibar. They will chat about everything from Ben's new camera to Iraq to the unfortunate fate of a particular free-range chicken.

And Jay will explain to Ben exactly why and how he is planning to commit a murder that will change the course of history.

Original title: Checkpoint
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWorld Affairs

Edition #1: Checkpoint

Checkpoint (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "If one of our supreme chroniclers of mild manners can be roused to such patriotic indignation, democracy yet has a fighting chance." Voice Literary Supplement
  • "A ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama for the printed page, a timely and tense screed for a divided country hurtling toward who knows where." Associated Press
  • "Checkpoint is about limits–of presidential power, of law, of discourse, of rationality, and of language itself." Boston Phoenix
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Manifested in:

Checkpoint (April 12, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9781400079858
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.9 x 0.4 in
Pages: 128

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