Swinehart on Adams’ ‘The Room and the Chair’

In The Chicago Tribune, Kirk D. Swinehart, assistant professor of history, reviews The Room and the Chair, the second novel by Lorraine Adams, a Pulitzer-winning former journalist for The Washington Post. Swinehart calls The Room and the Chair a “a fiercely intelligent political thriller set, by turns, in Washington, Iraq, Dubai, and Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.” The novel builds on the momentum of Adams’ first book, Harbor, with a new story of political and international intrigue that resonates deeply with current events and fears.