Enemies & Allies: A Novel
by Kevin J. Anderson
Review by Drew Bittner
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061662553
Date: 01 May 2009 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
At the height of the Cold War, as Sputnik asserts a Soviet claim to space, two heroes make their mark on the United States.
In Gotham City, Batman is a wanted vigilante, despite his success at catching criminals and shaming the city's corrupt police. In Metropolis, Superman is earning public approval, even as he yearns to discover another alien like himself.From official release/information:
From back of book: As Sputnik silently circles in the skies above the fabled cities of the United States--Metropolis, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Gotham City--danger lurks in Earth's darkest corners. Evil genius Lex Luthor, Superman's archenemy, is leveraging international tensions to build a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival Wayne Industries, which is run by Gotham City's enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, the shadowy vigilante known as the Batman haunts Gotham's streets...and the police are just as afraid of this Dark Knight as the criminals.
In Metropolis, Dily Planet reporters Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is desperate to know if there may be other lost interplanetary visitors on Earth secretly living among us--visitors like himself. Their colleague Lois Lane is on an assignment of her own, pursuing a dangerous exposť of LuthorCorp secrets.
As America and the USSR race to build bigger nuclear missiles aimed at each other's great cities, two extraordinary heroes--polar opposites in their attitudes and actions--unite to fight evil and injustice, and add an exciting and unforgettable new chapter to their storied legends.
(Source: William Morrow)