WINNER OF THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER. A sophisticated and compelling historical thriller for fans of Philip Kerr and John le Carre
'A fascinating switchback roller-coaster of a plot' Guardian
November 1989. The fall of the Berlin Wall. One man is caught between East and West...
The Stasi was among the most sophisticated intelligence organisations in the world, but by the end of the 1980s the Orwellian state of East Germany was collapsing around it.
In the last few paranoid weeks of the Communist world one man will carry out one last desperate mission under the very noses of the Stasi. Dr Rudolf Rosenharte is an academic from Dresden and agent for MI6; his controller is Robert Harland, from A Spy's Life and Empire State.
When Rosenharte's security is compromised he is faced with a stark choice: to defect to the West, leaving his beloved family to the mercies of the Stasi, or return to East Germany to carry out the most dangerous assignment of his career. November 1989 will mean the end of communism. But will it mean the end of Rosenharte?
British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is one of the reasons why — Lee Child
An espionage master — Charles Cumming
A welcome return ... timely and terrific — Mick Herron