Read by Paul Michael.
The brilliant new global thriller from the master storyteller.
In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power - France is occupied, Britain is enduring the Blitz and is under threat of invasion, America is neutral and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the US's secret intelligence forces in Europe.
Through a wild twist of fate, it falls to Metcalfe to instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover - a fiery ballerina whose own loyalties are in question - in a delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honours.
In 1991, the Communist empire is on the verge of collapse. President Gorbachev is a virtual prisoner of his military, and a coup to return to Russia the glories of her past is being hatched by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired Ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him for the forty years since the fall of Berlin. A secret that might just avert World War III . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2004
- 157 x 125mm