A powerful and atmospheric thriller set during the Cold War, from the internationally acclaimed author of 'The Bridge of Sighs.'
Vienna, 1966. To be wrongly accused of murder once is a misfortune. Twice - and it's a conspiracy.
It is the height of the Cold War. When a defector mysteriously returns to the Eastern European village of his birth, it's a chance for disgraced detective Brano Sev to redeem himself. Being framed for a murder should just be part of his cover story.
Or is it? Exiled suddenly to Vienna, treacherous city of spies, Sev finds himself caught up in a cat-and-mouse game where survival is the only prize. But in a world where no good deed goes unpunished, loyalty can be the biggest crime of all…