- Publisher: M.Joseph (Sep 1 1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718114280
- ISBN-13: 978-0718114282
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 3.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 699 g
Like it's predecessor, "The Promise of Joy" is set immediately following the ending of "Preserve and Protect" -- but with different results. Instead of the deaths of Sen. Knox and Mrs. Jason, it is Gov. Jason and Mrs. Knox who are killed -- and Senator Knox which ascends to the White House.
As the readers of the previous five novels can probably guess, the Presidency of Orrin Knox is far more successful than the Presidency of Edwin Jason. As an interesting aside, Drury foresaw the possibility of a theatre-level war between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China to be more likely than either nation actually attacking the United States. Although the Soviet Union no longer exists -- I suspect that the same would hold true today.
This book brings to a close the six-novel "Advise and Consent" series. Like the other books in the series, it should be required reading in high-school civics.