At first glance, this book sounds like many other novels - and not just novels but television, film. Much of our popular culture in the West is saturated with stories of women or girl victims and the mysteries that might surround these victims. A second glance reveals this story, set in Kamchatka, a peninsula in the Russian Far East, to be an entirely different beast - one worth reading slowly (at 264 pages, it could be read swiftly - don't miss the lush prose).
It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. Not only is Marie a young woman working in a male-dominated industry, she is also black. In this swift story Marie will deal with the silent forces working to halt her success, her progression forward in her career and her desire to solve the heavy mysteries weighing on her heart. What happened to Marie’s sister and what is Marie’s place in the Bureau?