Review: Reckless – William Nicholson.

recklessReckless is an odd book. I say odd in that its build around the Cuban missile crisis, and features real characters who history fans will likely be familiar with. Kennedy, Stephen Ward, Macmillan. It seems risky, but here, it works nicely.

Beginning in the last parts of WWII, and talk turns to nuclear power, a hopeful tactical threat that will end everything before it’s needed. There’s a nice line between building worldwide stories with personal alternatives as the book progresses, and it balances well. Political roads and personal plotlines are well structured, and you find yourself really invested by the end. A really nice read!


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