I was lucky that my boss remembered I liked The Secret Speech and Child 44, and gave this to me once he had finished reading it. Unfortunately, it definitely feels like it is the final book in what must be a trilogy.
This book starts in the 50s when Leo is still a KGB Agent and part of a group looking after black American singer Jesse Austin who is a vocal and prominent supporter of communism. we also witness Leo meeting the woman who will become his wife – Raisa.
We then jump forward in time to the 80s when Leo is no longer working for the KGB and Raisa takes their two daughters on a trip to New York as part of a dimplomatic mission. Events seemingly spiral out of control and this part of the story ends with the family in ruins and Leo determined to exact his…
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