Jan Massey Head of British Intelligence in Berlin falls in love
with Anna Kholkov wife of a KGB officer. When she is arrested
Massey is forced into betraying his country.
Arthur Johnson a signalman working in Massey’s Berlin office
has other reasons for betraying his country as does Eric Mayhew
at GCHQ in the UK. At GCHQ’s American counterpart the NSA
James Vick is manipulated into betrayal by the apparently unattainable
Kirstin Swenson who works for the KGB.
Four people – with different motivations and in different circumstances
– all betray their countries. But Massey refuses to betray the woman he
loves… and as the fragile counter-intelligence network starts reacting to
the ripples of Massey’s treason so the four stories begin to connect.
‘Ted Allbeury without doubt ranks among the finest genre writers I’ve read’ – Glenn Meade