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Safe houses : a novel

Author: Dan Fesperman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Crime/Black Lizard editionView all editions and formats
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" ... A young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA's operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she's gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past ..."--
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Spy stories
Suspesne fiction
Mystery fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Fesperman
ISBN: 9780525436003 0525436006
OCLC Number: 1112656117
Description: 401 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Dan Fesperman.

Abstract:

" ... A young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA's operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she's gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past ..."--

"The germ of the story begins in West Berlin in 1979. Helen Abell oversees the CIA's network of safe houses, rare havens for field agents and case officers amidst the dangerous milieu of a city in the grips of the Cold War. But during her routine inspection of an agency property, she overhears a meeting between two people speaking a coded language that hints at shadowy realities and then, before much longer, she witnesses a second unauthorized encounter, one that will place her in the sightlines of the most ruthless and powerful man in the CIA. Her attempts to expose the crimes she has witnessed will bring about repercussions that reach across decades into the present day, when, in a farm town in Maryland, a young man is arrested for the double murder of his parents, and his sister takes it upon herself to find out why he did it ..."--

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