Galina Rostova, the hot new star of Moscow’s theater scene—and mistress to a powerful Russian general—has reached out to the CIA. In exchange for information vital to U.S. security, she requests asylum in America. The Company’s top pick for the mission is Nora Baron. The wife of a CIA operative, this Long Island mother and drama teacher has proven to be an asset in the field before. And as an actress herself, her cover will be convincing.
Disguised as a television news host, Nora heads to Venice, Italy, where Rostova is appearing in Chekhov’s The Seagull. As the cameras roll during their mock interview, the starlet will make her escape—or at least that’s the plan. But when the defection goes off-script, the two women are on the run from Russian agents. And when a snowstorm buries Venice, clogging the streets, waterways, and airport, the stage is set for tragedy—with several lives at risk of a final curtain.
This book has everything a good thriller needs — murder, deceit, spies, pretend spies, double-dealing, tragic mistakes, and tons of secrets! The action is non-stop and the plot has lots of twists and turns with a surprise ending.
This book is a “cozy-type” thriller because while there are chills, thrills, anxiety, stress, and even murder, it won’t give you a stress-induced headache because of the blood, gore, and guts — just a regular nail-biting headache from speculating on what comes next. I could not put this book down and I highly recommend reading it!
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