"So much fun? Mr. Ehrlichman has something special going for him." -New York Times
"Remarkably well-done... will keep readers turning pages late into the night... As a member of the so-called Praetorian Guard during the presidency of Richard M. Nixom, John Ehrlighman was privy to the deepest, darkest secrets of an administration that seemed as if it could not find enough closets to hide its skeletons. As an author, he puts this to his -and the reader's- advantage. For 'The China Card' is an exciting, suspensful, and, above all, plausible novel of international intrique." -Philadelphia Inquirer
The opening of relations with Red China -- Kissinger's coup with Nixon's triumph. Or was it? Now in a enthusiastically acclaimed novel of political intrique, John Ehrlichman presents a startling and believable alternative: that Nixon's great and unexpected breakthrough was the result of a mole planted in his innner circle... that, even before the '68 campaign, a young, idealistic American lawyer was duped to spy for Chou En-lai, to guide America's future president toward rapprochement -- to become... THE CHINA CARD.