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Winter work
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, an division of Penguin Random House, [2022].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Edition.
Physical Desc:
337 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
2 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Description
An exhilarating spy thriller inspired by a true story about the precious secrets up for grabs just after the fall of the Berlin Wall—from the acclaimed author of The Cover Wife • “Fesperman accurately depicts the corrosive effect of life under a surveillance society, debasing both the watchers and the watched.... Most Cold War spy novels focus on the Manichaean ideological struggle between East and West; this one successfully explores a grayer era.” —The New York Times Book Review

On a chilly early morning walk on the wooded outskirts of Berlin, Emil Grimm finds the body of his neighbor, a fellow Stasi officer named Lothar, with a gunshot wound to the temple and a pistol in his right hand. Despite appearances, Emil suspects murder. A few months earlier he would have known just what to do, but now, as East Germany disintegrates, being a Stasi colonel is more of a liability than an asset. More troubling still is that Emil and Lothar were involved in a final clandestine mission, one that has clearly turned deadly. Now Emil must finish the job alone, on uncertain ground where old alliances seem to be shifting by the day.

Meanwhile, CIA agent Claire Saylor, sent to Berlin to assist an Agency mop-up action against their collapsing East German adversaries, has just received an upgrade to her assignment. She'll be the designated contact for a high-ranking foreign intelligence officer of the Stasi, although details are suspiciously sketchy. When her first rendezvous goes dangerously awry, she realizes the mission is far more delicate than she was led to believe.

With the rules of the game changing fast, and as their missions intersect, Emil and Claire find themselves on unlikely common ground, fighting for their lives against a powerful enemy hiding in the shadows.
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Ashland Adult Fiction
FESPERMAN
Due Aug 25, 2022
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Superior Adult Fiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593321607, 059332160X

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General Note
A Borzoi book.
Description
"Winter Work is an exhilarating spy thriller set in East Germany after the fall of Berlin Wall, about a Stasi officer investigating the murder of a colleague who is helped by Claire Saylor. Emil Grimm, a Stasi colonel, has decamped to his dacha in the woods outside of Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. On a walk one morning, he discovers the body of a fellow intelligence officer with whom he was involved in a clandestine mission. Now Emil is forced to pick up the pieces of their plan and follow through alone while under the newfound scrutiny of his colleagues. Soon Emil is connected with CIA agent Claire Saylor who is on the ground in Berlin to collect what she can of the valuable intelligence that has been freed up because of the chaotic government transition to unify Germany. As they delve deeper into the world of the murdered officer, it becomes clear that there are secrets deeper than either of them can imagine, and that while the rules of the game have begun to change, the stakes of the Cold War are still high"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Fesperman, D. (2022). Winter work. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, an division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fesperman, Dan, 1955-. 2022. Winter Work. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, an division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fesperman, Dan, 1955-, Winter Work. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, an division of Penguin Random House, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fesperman, Dan. Winter Work. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, an division of Penguin Random House, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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