Cold War espionage in Montevideo, Uruguay and tracking a political assassin through Peru, Brazil and French Guiana.
“Reminiscent of the early writing of John Le Carre.” Readers’ Favorite
The traitorous life and work of a dispirited MI6 spy and long-time KGB mole begin to unravel as he comes under increased scrutiny in 1960s Montevideo. The city is at first glance an unassuming battleground: the Rio de la Plata lapping at its shores, cobblestone streets lined with narrow buildings decorated with filigree ironwork, and overall a distinct colonial feel, but also with a palpable old European influence. At the center of the intrigue are two Cold War intelligence officers assigned to Uruguay, a middle-aged British MI6 officer, and the Soviet KGB Rezident. Both are seasoned operatives in the shadowy clandestine world of spies. Outwardly, the two are enemies but the Britisher is not what he seems. He has close secret ties to the Rezident who recruited him years ago in Belgium as a double agent. The intricate chilling details of the eventual betrayal of the MI6 officer, as his life and work suddenly unravel, end climactically in faraway Moscow.
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“A well crafted, compelling and gripping historical novel!” Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars
It is a cold, rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November 1902 – Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Rubino, an Italian anarchist, has travelled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris and is planning to assassinate Leopold II, King of the Belgians. Positioning himself on the roof of a building in downtown Brussels, Rubino fires at King Leopold’s carriage as he, and his cortege pass by below him returning from a memorial service for his deceased wife. Unable to determine whether or not his shots were true, Rubino escapes off of the roof and escapes from Brussels. But he makes the mistake of his life when he heads for Kourou, French Guiana, the overseas capital of the French colonial penal system and infamous Devil’s Island.
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