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The award-winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon brings an exciting richness to the long shadow of evil in this crackling new novel of spycraft and international intrigue.

Lisbon, 1944:

Andrea Aspinall, plucked out of academia by British intelligence so that her mathematical knowledge might help in the hunt for atomic secrets, disappears under a new identity in Lisbon, where such secrets are easily bought and sold.

Karl Voss, already experienced in the illusions of intrigue when he arrives in Lisbon, is an attache at the German Legation, though he is secretly working against the Nazis to rescue Germany from annihilation.

After a night of terrible violence, Andrea creates a family for herself from Voss's memory and the clandestine world they knew. In Portugal, in England, and in the chilly world of Cold War Berlin, she discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments-and that death is a relative term. In The Company of Strangers, Robert Wilson takes the chilling irony of "secret intelligence" to a new and more poignant human level, as he shows that the heart is both more knowing and more secretive than the mind.

Synopsis:

1944: Andrea Aspinall, mathematician and spy, disappears under a new identity into the torrid summer streets of Lisbon that seethe with spies and informers. The Germans have made advances in atomic and rocket technology and the Allies are determined that the ultimate secret weapon will not become a reality in Nazi hands.

Karl Voss, already experienced in the illusions of intrigue, arrives in Lisbon as military attache to the German Legation. There he begins his subversive work against the Nazi regime to rescue his country from annnihilation.

In the lethal tranquility of a corrupted paradise Andrea and Karl meet and attempt to find love in a world where no one can be believed. After a night of terrible violence Andrea is left with a secret that provokes a lifelong addiction to the clandestine world. In Lisbon, London, and finally Cold War Berlin, she gradually discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments but by those closest to you.

In The Company of Strangers, award-winning novelist Robert Wilson takes the ironies of Cold War espionage to a new and more poignantly human level, as he shows that when the head and the heart come into confrontation, the heart will always win.

Synopsis:

The stifling summer streets of Lisbon are teeming with spies and informers when Andrea Aspinall, an English mathematician turned spy, disappears under a new identity. Military attaché Karl Voss, experienced in the illusions of intrigue, arrives in Lisbon under the German Legation, though he is secretly working against the Nazis so that atomic and rocket technology do not find their way into Hitler's hands.

In the lethal tranquility of a corrupted paradise Andrea and Karl meet and attempt to find love. Tragically, a night of violence leaves Andrea the keeper of a secret that triggers a lifelong addiction to the clandestine world. From Portugal to England and finally Cold War Berlin, she gradually discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments, but by those closest to you.

Award-winning novelist Robert Wilson transcends the genre of spy novels in The Company of Strangers, a thrilling page-turner yet also an imaginative and affecting tale of romance.

About the Author

Robert Wilson is the author of five previous novels, including A Small Death in Lisbon, which won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year from Britain's Crime Writers Association. He lives with his wife in an isolated farmhouse in Portugal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151008469
Author:
Wilson, Robert
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
British
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Germans
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Berlin
Subject:
Lisbon
Subject:
Women mathematicians
Subject:
Women spies.
Subject:
World War, 19
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
11326
Publication Date:
20021101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
Espionage

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"Synopsis" by ,
1944: Andrea Aspinall, mathematician and spy, disappears under a new identity into the torrid summer streets of Lisbon that seethe with spies and informers. The Germans have made advances in atomic and rocket technology and the Allies are determined that the ultimate secret weapon will not become a reality in Nazi hands.

Karl Voss, already experienced in the illusions of intrigue, arrives in Lisbon as military attache to the German Legation. There he begins his subversive work against the Nazi regime to rescue his country from annnihilation.

In the lethal tranquility of a corrupted paradise Andrea and Karl meet and attempt to find love in a world where no one can be believed. After a night of terrible violence Andrea is left with a secret that provokes a lifelong addiction to the clandestine world. In Lisbon, London, and finally Cold War Berlin, she gradually discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments but by those closest to you.

In The Company of Strangers, award-winning novelist Robert Wilson takes the ironies of Cold War espionage to a new and more poignantly human level, as he shows that when the head and the heart come into confrontation, the heart will always win.

"Synopsis" by ,
The stifling summer streets of Lisbon are teeming with spies and informers when Andrea Aspinall, an English mathematician turned spy, disappears under a new identity. Military attaché Karl Voss, experienced in the illusions of intrigue, arrives in Lisbon under the German Legation, though he is secretly working against the Nazis so that atomic and rocket technology do not find their way into Hitler's hands.

In the lethal tranquility of a corrupted paradise Andrea and Karl meet and attempt to find love. Tragically, a night of violence leaves Andrea the keeper of a secret that triggers a lifelong addiction to the clandestine world. From Portugal to England and finally Cold War Berlin, she gradually discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments, but by those closest to you.

Award-winning novelist Robert Wilson transcends the genre of spy novels in The Company of Strangers, a thrilling page-turner yet also an imaginative and affecting tale of romance.

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