By Dan Fesperman
A few years prior to the autumn of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster published to up-and-coming journalist invoice Cage that he’d as soon as thought of spying for the enemy. For Cage, a overseas provider brat who grew up within the very towns the place Lemaster’s books have been set, the scoop tale created a short yet embarrassing sensation and heralded the start of the top of his profession in journalism.
greater than 20 years later, Cage, now a lonely, upset PR guy, gets an nameless observe hinting that he must have dug deeper into Lemaster’s pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to a couple of Cage’s favourite secret agent novels, the be aware is the 1st of many literary bread crumbs that lead him again to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, every one guideline drawing him in the direction of the advanced fact, each one giving upward push to extra questions: Why is gorgeous Litzi Strauss again in his existence after thirty years? How a lot of his father’s activity concerned the CIA? because the occasions of Lemaster’s previous eerily—and dangerously—begin intersecting with these of Cage’s personal, a “long stalemate of secrecy” may well ultimately be coming to an finish.
a narrative approximately spies and their secrets and techniques, fathers and sons, fanatics and destiny, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously faucets the espionage classics of the chilly warfare to construct a spellbinding maze of intrigue. it truly is Dan Fesperman’s such a lot audacious, suspenseful, and pleasurable novel yet.