Author(s): Michael White
Elizabeth Moynihan, a young journalist, has hit the jackpot. It's 1992 and a chance remark has sent her to a small farm in the middle of nowhere in Colorado. There resides Russia's most notorious sniper-turned-spy, the one-time beautiful assassin, Tat'yana Levchenko, and she's ready to tell her story. During the Second World War, Tat'yana was Russia's secret weapon. After the Germans killed her daughter, aged four, she enlisted as a sniper for the Russian army. Having finally achieved her goal of killing three hundred Germans, she was badly injured in a siege and shipped back to Moscow. She was presented to Stalin, paraded among the ranks of high society and before the world's press. Her duty to her country not yet over, she was sent to America, to befriend Eleanor Roosevelt, touring the nation with her, securing support for the war. And all the while, she was to send vital information about American armament and troop plans back to her homeland. Before long, Tat'yana was ready to defect, putting her own life - and that of the man she loves - in more grave danger than ever before.
'The pages turn effortlessly... should ensure him a place on the bestseller lists for years to come' - Financial Times Magazine.
Michael White is the author of A Brother's Blood, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book; The Blind Side of the Heart, an Alternate Book-of-the-Month Club selection; A Dream of Wolves and The Garden of Martyrs, and, most recently, Soul Catcher. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.