By Dan Fesperman
Many years earlier than the autumn of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster published to up-and-coming journalist invoice Cage that he'd as soon as thought of spying for the enemy. For Cage, a international carrier brat who grew up within the very towns the place Lemaster's books have been set, the inside track tale created a short yet embarrassing sensation and heralded the start of the tip of his profession in journalism.
More than 20 years later, Cage, now a lonely, dissatisfied PR guy, gets an nameless word hinting that he must have dug deeper into Lemaster's pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to a few of Cage's favourite undercover agent novels, the notice is the 1st of many literary bread crumbs that lead him again to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, every one guide drawing him in the direction of the complicated fact, every 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 perhaps 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 struggle to construct a spellbinding maze of intrigue. it truly is Dan Fesperman's so much audacious, suspenseful, and pleasing novel yet.
From the Hardcover edition.