By Robert Wilson
Gorgeous European-based mystery from an acclaimed younger British writer: 'A classification act' -- Sunday instances; 'First in a box of one' -- Literary Review
Lisbon 1944. within the torrid summer season warmth, because the streets of the capital seethe with spies and informers, the endgame of the Intelligence warfare is being silently fought.
Andrea Aspinall, mathematician and secret agent, enters this subtle global via a filthy rich family in Estoril. Karl Voss, army attaché to the German Legation, has arrived embittered by means of his implication within the homicide of a Reichsminister and traumatized by way of Stalingrad, on a challenge to rescue Germany from annihilation. within the deadly tranquility of this corrupted paradise they meet and try to locate love in an international the place no-one may be believed.
After an evening of maximum violence, Andrea is left with a lifelong habit to the clandestine global that leads her from the brutal Portuguese fascist régime to the paranoia of chilly conflict Germany, the place she is compelled to make the ultimate and the toughest selection.
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