The U.S. Archives, since before the Confederacy, had stored items found in the most remote deserts of Egypt, the base of the Great Wall of China, and the mysterious quadrants of the Arctic Circle . . . the spoils of war, artwork, forgotten documents, Biblical artifacts, weapons too dangerous to use too valuable to destroy. It was even rumored that objects, possibly beings not of this planet might be stored there . . .

Yes, the Cold War is over, but that only means that nobody’s in control of the bad guys. In The Run for Crystal Palace, the first in the U.S. Archives series of post-modern romance-thrillers, Joseph Hailey introduces us to a totally new world of covert-ops in a book that reads like Tom Clancy partnered with Janet Evanovich warped into twenty-first century technology as unthinkable and terrifying as tomorrows headlines.