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Professor Kilmer, a renowned historian of war and diplomacy, is collected from his home and whisked off to Washington. Thrust into the highest levels of government as an adviser to the President, the young historian must come to terms with the seemingly impossible, figure out how to navigate a world where not everything is as it appears, and use all the skills and knowledge he has acquired in his life to help save humanity from a conflict of truly epic proportions.

A genre-breaking novel that re-examines the human condition and masterfully blends some of the most compelling themes in literature: war and peace, strategy and serendipity, love and friendship, courage and fear, the bounds of possibility, and the limits of imagination. Replete with mysteries that will compel you to keep listening, powerful moments that will stop you dead in your tracks, and insights that will change the way you understand and navigate the world. Most of all...a journey you will not forget.

©2021 Deepak Malhotra (P)2021 Deepak Malhotra

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Deeply impressive - 5 stars are truly not enough!

I'm not sure if I can fully express how much I enjoyed this book. I found it engaging, insightful, inspiring, thought-provoking - ultimately, it was thoroughly delightful and satisfying!

Prior to this book, I listened to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, published decades ago, but only recently available in audio form. Unexpectedly, I found the two books share an important common theme, the urgent need for humans to use our precious gift of superior cognitive ability to rise above some of the detrimental primitive impulses that remain from our evolutionary history; we are encouraged to cultivate the more productive and progressive abilities that our cognitive advantage bestows upon us if we are to avoid extinction from self-inflicted causes or, perhaps, external ones of which we can scarcely conceive. Each of these books emphasized that important theme in a way that caused me to hope that such a movement may gain momentum.

After reading his book, I have to view Deepak Malhotra as a highly gifted and well-rounded individual. I emerged from this experience with great admiration and respect for Mr. Malhotra. I'm left to conclude that he is a careful and deep thinker, and in my view, he is also a most talented wordsmith and storyteller.

Of course, as any avid audiobook listener can attest, the talents (or lack thereof) brought by the narrator have a huge impact one way or another. Mr. Malhotra mentioned in his Acknowledgments that "Chris Hurt is the best narrator I've ever heard in twenty-five years of listening to audiobooks." Based on the superb performance given by Mr. Hurt here, I believe that praise is well deserved.

Audible's author page devoted to Mr. Malhotra states that he is, among many other things, an advisor to governments that are aspiring to end violent armed conflicts. What a wonderful skill to possess, and an influence that is sorely needed during our world's current state of affairs.

Thank you for this most enjoyable experience, Mr. Malhotra and Christopher Hurt!

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Amazing perspective!

This book give an amazing birds eye view on on human affairs and condition. It goes deeper and wider than political or religious doctrines. Plus, the role of historian, loyalty, integrity, love, friendship, powers of observation and logic are painted so beautifully! I kept thinking about those subjects for many days and keep finding ever deepening levels of understanding.
Thank you!

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highly recommended

The Peacemaker code should be read by many of our politicians, generals, and media pundits! Its a sci-fi novel that offers important lessons on how we can solve our conflicts and problems today. Thank you Deepak Malhotra for writing such a beautiful story.

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Ingenious way to learn negotiation

I got a kick out of reading this book. It’s full of historical references and valuable pearls to remember in any kind of negotiation. Looking back, I wish I had read the kindle version instead of listening to it. I’m better at annotating on kindle than on audible. But this is largely my preference and not meant to be a criticism of audible’s annotation tool. Id recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some sci-fi with historical context and learning better negotiation skills.

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Excellent

I experienced this book by audio and it is now among the very best stories I have heard. I will recommend it highly to my friends and I am happy to recommend it to a wide audience. I thank the author and narrator for an outstanding presentation and for a very thoughtful novel that highlights that working hard to achieve peace is always worthwhile.

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Perfect for pedants

I really wanted to love this book because the other reviews were so effusive. While it was well-written and a fun listen, it was extremely repetitive. All of the dialog was basically people "well actually"ing each other. The love storyline is ridiculously unrealistic and unnecessarily crammed in, and many parts felt like the author congratulating himself on being smarter and more logical than everyone else. I sound like I didn't like it but that's not the case, I just wish it had been more scifi and less Socratic method.

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Very interesting story and nicely crafted

I got the recommendation from the after-hours podcast, I didn't have very high expectations before, but the story is way beyond. I learnt something from the book and I start to have more interest in history. I never know one can learn from history this way.

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Absolutely incredible listen all round.

Using a gripping well crafted SciFi story to illustrate the fundamentals of negotiation. - Brilliant

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Just Great!

I could not stop listening to this book. The storytelling is compelling, and within it you learn lesson after lesson about history and negotiation. The narration was spot on.

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Loved every minute

I was hooked before the end of the first chapter. I loved all of the mental twists as I tried (and failed) to get a step ahead of D. Kilmer. Wonderful story telling and well written characters. Thoroughly enjoyed the audio version!

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original and addictive for me as a history and strategic studies devotee. The story is like a theatre production with a minimum of sets.