The stunning conclusion to Olen Steinhauer’s crictically acclaimed Cold War cycle.
The collapse of the Wall. For many, a new beginning.
But for some, the beginning of the end.
In the dying days of the Eastern bloc, it’s business as usual for detective Emil Brod. With three days to go until Brod’s retirement, the death of spymaster Lieutenant General Kolev from a heart attack is a routine matter. Until a lethal cocktail of drugs is found in the autopsy and rumours spread that a revolutionary group may be responsible.
Soon Brod uncovers a widespread plot, with roots in one of his earliest cases: old enemies have come out of hiding while old friends are choosing sides. Across Europe, Communism starts to crumble, and Brod wonders how many innocents it will take with it…