I became a spy because my father before me was a spy. Although I am, for the time being, hiding something from you.
In a rose garden in Buenos Aires, a young American spy meets the beautiful daughter of a famous Argentinian revolutionary. They fall in love. But he is no ordinary spy - and she is no ordinary woman.
He has a hidden agenda: to avenge his father, who died penniless and friendless on the streets of Washington. And in Luz, he seems to have found an ally. But, as his fate becomes further entwined with hers, he soon finds himself caught in a perilous web of passions, loyalties and lies that stretches back to the darkest days of the Cold War.
Charles McCarry worked under deep cover as a CIA operations officer in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is the author of thirteen critically acclaimed novels, including THE SHANGHAI FACTOR, as well as numerous works of non fiction.