New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott’s YA novel Suspect Red takes on McCarthyism in America when a 1950’s teen named Richard establishes a controversial friendship. As the nation’s paranoia is at an all-time-high, Richard is torn between proving his patriotism, and continuing a friendship with someone who understands his love of art and literature. Martin Sherwin, George Mason University professor specializing in Cold War-era politics and nuclear history supplies the historical context. Sherwin is also the recipient of a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for the co-authored book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer.