About this book
An utterly gripping wartime espionage novel in the tradition of John Le Carre, this book follows Ruth Gilmartin in 1976 as she discovers that her very English mother Sally is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian and a spy. Having worked for the British Secret Service during the Second World War, Eva has one last assignment and now she needs her daughter's help. A prize-winning author, Boyd's "Brazzaville Beach" has sold 270,000 copies, and this new thriller is seen as his most commercial book to date.
William Boyd's most commercial book to date