It is 1939 in Berlin and British expatriate journalist John Russell is trying to make a living as a freelancer. He keeps a low profile so that he can stay close to his German girlfriend, an actress, and his young son. When a mysterious Russian approaches him, asking that he write articles for Pravda praising the Nazi regime to prepare the Soviets for a nonaggression pact with Hitler, he goes along but contacts the British consulate and becomes an informant. John now finds himself deep in the web of international espionage. The story of how he extricates himself and manages to survive will keep readers turning pages. This saga of a quiet man and his heroic acts is a fast-moving thriller that will appeal to those who enjoy a good spy story.
Bill Brennan is an independent scholar and entertainer based in Las Vegas. Brennan has taught literature and the humanities at Princeton and The University of Chicago. He holds degrees from Yale, Princeton, and Northwestern.