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After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can’t shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she’s giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash. It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he’d been spying for Russia. She had seen that man--that eerie face--the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he’s back--and coming for her.
On the run and struggling to rely on the protection of CIA agent Ava Mullins and handsome newspaper reporter Cade O’Brien, Liesl learns she is the prey of an underground cell of Russian KGB agents determined to restore their country to its former Soviet might. But what she doesn’t know is that she is in possession of something--a piece of sheet music--that Russian intelligence is now frantic to find. Inside that music is a secret code, the hidden transcriptions of her deceased mentor, that clearly identify a Russian mole operating inside Israel’s Department of Defense, a mole with enough power and access to execute a daring assassination that no one would see coming.
Caught in a deadly conflict between American and Russian undercover agents, this innocent young pianist is just trying to survive her own personal trauma. Through it all, Liesl must learn that no matter how dark her world grows or how fiercely her enemies pursue her, God is still in control--if only she can yield herself to His grace. Read an excerpt HERE
About the author:
Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody Magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001) and Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.
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Sue Duffy has spun an intriguing web of mystery and suspense! She had me guessing until near the end. Once I thought I figured out who the Russian moles were, Sue would throw another surprise my way. And the presence of an additional unknown person amped-up the mystery even more!
Liesl's spiritual journey was heart-warming. I enjoyed seeing Liesl destroy each barrier around her heart that blinded her from the love of God. I also enjoyed the bit of humor splashed around the book by Ian, Cade's grandfather. He had me chuckling quite a bit!
There is only one drawback to this story: the romance. It developed way too quickly. Sue Duffy needed to gradually build it so that me, the reader, had the most emotional impact. Besides this, there were no other drawbacks.
Last but not least, Sue Duffy includes a surprise and impacting ending! It brought me near to tears and filled my heart with gladness:-)
This book was eloquently written and incorporates heart-pumping suspense and mystery. I highly recommend it for those who enjoy a clean, Christian fiction thriller. I heartily give it 5 stars! It can be bought at Amazon.com and so on.
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