FINALLY, A NOVEL ABOUT THE RADICAL UNDERGROUND BY ONE WHO WAS THERE. It is 1970: the era of sex, drugs and revolution... Alex gives a speech that incites a deadly campus riot; he and Doug take off on the run. They travel between Chicago, Paris, London, Havana, highways and hideouts, cocktail bars and cruising spots. For what? To be operatives in a political underground? Stars of their own movie? All-night drives, secret meetings in shadowed streets, a bank heist that goes spectacularly wrong. Meanwhile, this clandestine life gives Alex the space to explore his own furtive secrets. "That awful year," he will reflect upon it much later, "when a benign impulse to remake the world led me to do so many strange and regrettable things." Jonathan Lerner, a founding member of the Weather Underground, draws on memory and imagination to tell an authentic story of politics and passion.