The Tamarind Seed Author:Evelyn Anthony Deftly plotted and set against the glamorous background of diplomatic circles in Washington and New York and on exotic Barbados, here is the dramatic story of a beautiful woman who falls in love with a Russian and finds herself trapped in a web of suspicion, violence and international espionage. — Judith Farrow, an young British widow working for... more » the UN, goes to Barbados to recover from an unhappy love affair and returns with a tamarind seed-a souvenir of her brief romance with Feodor Sverdlov, a Russian intelligence agent whom she met on the island.
Their innocent flirtation unleashes a tidal wave of suspicion and fear on both sides of the Iron Curtain that plunges the lovers into a violent and dangerous adventure and changes each profoundly. When British Intelligence learns that Judith spent her holiday with Sverdlov, they immediately suspect her of having been recruited as a Communist agent and send one of their men to investigate. Suspecting the same of Sverdlov, the Russian recall him to Moscow for interrogation. But by far the most dangerous consequences of their meeting is the reaction of "Blue," a prominent Western official who has been leaking information to the Soviets and fears the Sverdlov's defection will destroy his clandestine operation.
In The Tamarind Seed, the best-selling author of The Legend and The Assassin weaves a complex and chilling tale of suspense and tell the moving story of two lovers whose innocent romance sets off an explosive international affair.« less