On the eve of World War II, Lanny Budd reenters the deadly snake pit of Nazi Germany as Rooseveltâ€™s spyâ€”in the pulse-pounding, Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning series.
An American art expert raised in a world of European wealth and privilege, Lanny Budd is dedicated to his socialist ideals and to combatting the twin scourges of Nazism and Fascism. In 1937, a chance encounter in New York with Professor Charles Alstonâ€”his boss at the Paris Peace Conference and now one of President Rooseveltâ€™s top advisorsâ€”provides Lanny with the opportunity to make a profound difference.
Appointed Presidential Agent 103, the international art dealer embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lannyâ€™s motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her.
Presidential Agent is the action-packed fifth installment of Upton Sinclairâ€™s Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to dramatic life. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the authorâ€™s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.