"Fesperman's prose is almost photographic, creating vignettes saturated with color and humming with life."
—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review on The Letter Writer
Welcome to the world of Dan Fesperman, whose novels of intrigue have captured acclaim in eleven different languages, while winning a Dashiell Hammett Award in the United States and two Dagger awards in the United Kingdom.
When CIA agent Claire Saylor goes undercover in Hamburg, posing as the wife of a meek scholar who has published a controversial interpretation of the Quran, she assumes the job is punishment for past unorthodox behavior. But when she learns her team leader is Paul Bridger, another Agency maverick, she realizes there may be more to the mission than meets the eye—and not just for professional reasons...