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A Shadow in Moscow: Author Event with Katherine Reay (in-person)

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re excited to welcome Katherine Reay to the Avon Library to celebrate the release of her new book,  A Shadow in Moscow. 

A betrayal at the highest level risks the lives of two courageous female spies: MI6s best Soviet spy and the CIAs newest Moscow recruit. As the KGB closes in, a compromise must be struck if either woman hopes to survive.

Vienna, 1954.

After losing everyone she loves in the final days of World War II, Ingrid Bauer agrees to a hasty marriage with a gentle Soviet embassy worker, following him home to Moscow. But nothing deep within the Soviet Union’s totalitarian regime is what it seems, including her new husband, whom Ingrid suspects works for the KGB. Upon her daughter’s birth, Ingrid risks everything and reaches out in hope to the one country she understands and trusts — Britain, the country of her mother’s birth — and starts passing along intelligence to MI6, navigating a world of secrets and lies, and light and shadow.

Washington DC. 1980.

Part of the Foreign Studies Initiative, Anya Kadinova finishes her degree at Georgetown University and boards her flight home to Moscow, leaving behind the man she loves and a country she’s grown to respect. Though raised by dedicated and loyal Soviet parents, Anya soon questions an increasingly oppressive and paranoid Soviet regime at the height of the Cold War. When the KGB murders her best-friend, Anya picks sides and contacts the CIA. Working in a military research lab, Anya passes along Soviet military plans and schematics an effort to end the 1980s arms race.

Alternating between points of view, the past catches up to the present when an unprecedented act of treachery in 1985 threatens all undercover agents operating within the Soviet Union and both women find themselves in a race against time and the KGB.

In this rich historical novel from award-winning author Katherine Reay, two women spies fight against the greatest odds to preserve and protect all they love.

Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels, including Dear Mr. Knightley, The Printed Letter Bookshop and The London House. She holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and lives outside Chicago, IL. When not writing, Katherine hosts the What the Dickens Book Club on Facebook and chats with authors and booksellers weekly @The10MinuteBookTalk on Instagram. And — if it’s sunny and she’s in Montana — Katherine also loves fly fishing and hiking.

Please register so we can set the community room up with appropriate spacing.

Books will be for sale at this event!


Tuesday, June 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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