The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

By Dan Fesperman

Many years prior to the autumn of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster printed to up-and-coming journalist invoice Cage that he'd as soon as thought of spying for the enemy. For Cage, a international provider brat who grew up within the very towns the place Lemaster's books have been set, the scoop tale created a short yet embarrassing sensation and heralded the start of the tip of his occupation in journalism.

More than twenty years later, Cage, now a lonely, disenchanted PR guy, gets an nameless be aware hinting that he must have dug deeper into Lemaster's pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to a couple of Cage's favourite secret agent novels, the notice is the 1st of many literary bread crumbs that lead him again to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, each one guideline drawing him toward the complicated fact, each one giving upward thrust to extra questions: Why is gorgeous Litzi Strauss again in his existence after thirty years? How a lot of his father's activity concerned the CIA? because the occasions of Lemaster's earlier eerily--and dangerously--begin intersecting with these of Cage's personal, a "long stalemate of secrecy" may possibly eventually be coming to an finish.

A tale approximately spies and their secrets and techniques, fathers and sons, enthusiasts and destiny, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously faucets the espionage classics of the chilly battle to construct a spellbinding maze of intrigue. it really is Dan Fesperman's such a lot audacious, suspenseful, and gratifying novel yet.

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By Dan Fesperman

Many years prior to the autumn of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster printed to up-and-coming journalist invoice Cage that he'd as soon as thought of spying for the enemy. For Cage, a international provider brat who grew up within the very towns the place Lemaster's books have been set, the scoop tale created a short yet embarrassing sensation and heralded the start of the tip of his occupation in journalism.

More than twenty years later, Cage, now a lonely, disenchanted PR guy, gets an nameless be aware hinting that he must have dug deeper into Lemaster's pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to a couple of Cage's favourite secret agent novels, the notice is the 1st of many literary bread crumbs that lead him again to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, each one guideline drawing him toward the complicated fact, each one giving upward thrust to extra questions: Why is gorgeous Litzi Strauss again in his existence after thirty years? How a lot of his father's activity concerned the CIA? because the occasions of Lemaster's earlier eerily--and dangerously--begin intersecting with these of Cage's personal, a "long stalemate of secrecy" may possibly eventually be coming to an finish.

A tale approximately spies and their secrets and techniques, fathers and sons, enthusiasts and destiny, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously faucets the espionage classics of the chilly battle to construct a spellbinding maze of intrigue. it really is Dan Fesperman's such a lot audacious, suspenseful, and gratifying novel yet.

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A twinge of concern bloomed in his chest. The purchases of the shop and fields and home had all but annihilated the family fortune, and there was little left for building the business. Along with his list of tasks, the list of costs was also lengthening. Would there be enough? He slammed the lid on the money box and clenched his fist around the coins. There must be. As though his heart were the fertile black soil of his vineyard, the determination to thrive here had taken root inside him like a stubborn vine, curling around his heart, drawing nourishment from the pain of the past, longing to bear fruit.

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