Helen Abell runs four CIA safe houses for the Berlin Station in 1979. While performing routine microphone inspections she captures two important conversations that will change the course of her life. Helen knows her clearance does not allow her to investigate these agents, however a series of events leads her to uncover sinister cover ups within the CIA. In 2014, Helen and her husband are murdered in their Maryland farmhouse by their son. Anna goes home to bury her parents and discover what lead her brother to this horrific act. She enlists the help of a private investigator new to town, Henry Mattick.
The strong female leads make this Cold War thriller a standout read. The twists, turns, and coded messages keep you guessing throughout. This suspenseful tale of CIA intrigue is crisply written. The two time periods of Helen's life are interwoven making this novel unputdownable.