This is a spy story. It begins in 1999 and walks us through some of the background of Putin's rise to power and how he's consolidated it.
The heroine, Anna, is a colonel in Russia's foreign intelligence. The hero, Finn, is an M16 operative. They meet and begin an affair with Anna's superiors' approval. She's supposed to dig into what Finn's after.
Finn's own superiors have lost confidence in him. Eventually, they forbid him to continue chasing down information about The Plan. No matter that men have died trying to expose it.
The two fall in love, with Finn telling her one day she'll have to choose between him and Russia. What he doesn't know is that he'll have to choose between his job and finding out the truth about The Plan.
There are no James Bond shenanigans. Just a well-thought out story that lays bare what might be behind the world's financial dealings. Dealings orchestrated by the Russians in a devious master plan with a scope that's frightening. I would say the KGB is behind it. But that no longer exists. At least not by that name...
If you like Le Carre, you'll enjoy this steady-paced low-key thriller. I did.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Tantor Media Inc; Unabridged edition (26 October 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400113733
- ISBN-13: 978-1400113736
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 13.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
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