Drawing possibly on Conrad's Secret Agent, Ken Follett turns his attention to the revolutionaries and anarchists of pre-First World War Europe in this breathtaking romantic drama.
Love and nationalism collide when a Russian revolutionary assassin encounters after twenty years his aristocratic former lover, now the wife of an influential English politician. His plan to murder a fellow countryman in London who is determined to embroil Russia in a war against re-arming Germany becomes complicated when his personal life overtakes events.
Martin Shaw's brilliant reading guarantees that you will listen with rapt and keen attention as he brings out all the passion and tension in this excellent story.
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