A woman who smuggles, spies and lies, Faith Whitney can run just about anything through the seemingly sealed borders of Eastern Europe. Now powerful people want to use her skills to carry out a small part of a massive conspiracy. One fateful day the East German secret police kidnap Faith and make her an offer she can't refuse. If she smuggles a single package into Moscow, the Germans will tell her everything she's always wanted to know about her mysterious father. If she doesn't, she'll be exterminated. As Faith navigates the shadows and back alleys of Berlin and Moscow, she realizes she is being used as a pawn by two nations with very different goals, and her life is not the only thing at stake. Thrown into a plot that may change the course of history, Faith must use every bit of skill and contact she's accumulated through the years to find a way out of this deadly Rift Zone.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 107.95 x 171.45 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
- 03 Oct 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
- New edition
- New edition
A breathtakingly accomplished spy novel. Both insightful and realistic. As terrifying and exciting as anything in the thriller subgenre. --Larry Gandle "Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine "
About Raelynn Hillhouse
Raelynn Hillhouse has run Cuban rum between East and West Berlin, smuggled jewels from the Soviet Union and forged Eastern bloc visas. From Uzbekistan to Romania, she's been followed, held at gunpoint, and interrogated. Two of the world's most notorious intelligence services--the Libyans and East Germans-attempted to recruit her as a spy. They failed. A former professor and Fulbright fellow, Hillhouse has not only faced the barrels of Kalashnikovs, but has also been caught in the crossfire of border guards' snowball fights.