"Stylistically similar to Giardino's previous work, this compelling narrative artfully plays with a question: Who's spying for whom? And the cliff-hanging ending of this first half sustains our interest in the answer."
After the stunning achievement of his Jew in Communist Prague
(1997-98), Giardino returns to familiar territory—his ongoing character, Max Friedman, a reluctant spy whose adventures intersect with 20th-century politics across a number of continents.
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