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Berlin, 1989. Protests across East Germany threaten the Iron Curtain and Communism is the ill man of Europe.

Anne Simpson, an American who works as a translator at the Joint Operations Refugee Committee, thinks she is in a normal marriage with a charming East German. But then her husband disappears and the CIA and Western German intelligence arrive at her door.

She had been targeted by the Matchmaker—a high-level East German counterintelligence officer who runs a network of Stasi agents. These agents are his "Romeos" who marry vulnerable women in West Berlin to provide them with cover as they report back to the Matchmaker.

The CIA is desperate to find the Matchmaker because of his close ties to the KGB. They believe he can establish the truth about a high-ranking Soviet defector. They need Anne because she's the only person who has seen his face and she is the CIA's best chance to identify him before the Matchmaker escapes to Moscow. Time is running out as the Berlin Wall falls and chaos engulfs East Germany.

But what if Anne's husband is not dead? And what if Anne has her own motives for finding the Matchmaker to deliver a different type of justice?

©2022 Paul Vidich (P)2022 Tantor

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Painful to listen

I was really looking forward to this book, but the reader's style is aggressively wooden -- suitable for reading a list of pharmaceuticals, perhaps, but not fiction. This was clearly a choice, but an unfathomable one. Can't comment on the story because the reading style made me dislike everyone involved.

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