August 2010/ ISBN 9780061966842
by Barbara Buhrer
Anna Resnikovia,a KGB colonel, was supposed to get
close to British M16 agent Finn. Instead, they fall in love and
have a child. Anna defects. When Finn is killed by the Russians,
Anna flees to the south of France with her 2 year old son, hunted
by the Americans, English and Russians. M16 seeks Anna to reinstate
contact with Mikhail, a Russian mole, an informant close to Putin,
but she distrusts the CIA and M16 believing they are driven by self-interest.
An ex-CIA agent finds her and tries to sell her whereabouts for
a half million to the Russians, Americans and British. She is rescued
by a private US intelligence company and is taken to the US to be
debriefed. She pits her wits against them all to protect her son
This is a thought provoking story. The plot is believable
and devious. There is a lot of information about private intelligent
companies, about the KGB's control of Russian business and politics.
The writing is smooth; the characters well drawn. Anna is a resourceful.
smart, sympathetic character, protecting her infant son. There is
enough double-dealing and betrayals to keep the reader alert and