This is an exciting book about a female journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia. She helps a defector by carrying secret documents to Washington and is brought into a web of terrorism, blackmail and treason.
Fast moving and engrossing mystery with a female journalist that spans the globe from Washington to Europe...
She is a good author; reminds me of another author who wrote westerns, both have lots of detail in their story. Well worth reading.
[from the back cover] When Karen Cornell, a beautiful journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia, agrees to help a would-be defector by carrying top-secret documents to Washington, she is pulled into an astonishing web of terrorism, political assassination, blackmail, espionage, and treason in the highest levels of both superpowers. One false move could cost Karen her life--and throw the world into violent war.
This is the 21st novel by international suspense writer Helen MacInnes.
"...The incompareable Helen MacInnes has done it again--in a swift and thrilling tale that spins from Europe to ashington and offers the very best in non-stop action, fascinating characters, and spine-tingling intrigue." This is a first publication.
Helen MacInnes was the queen of spy and mystery novelists. Her career spans the same time frame as her friend and fellow champion of western civilization, Dame Agatha Cristie. To read Coulter, Paretsky, Kellerman, Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark, et. al., and not to have experienced MacInnes, is like being a fan of Neil Simon, never experiencing Shakespeare! She passed in 1985, never seeing the end of the Soviet terror that she railed against.