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Surely this au­thor was a hid­den gem for many years — with a long and solid ca­reer in the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try, Joseph Kanon has only come into his own as an au­thor in the past sev­eral years.

But he has come into his own with a flour­ish!

Defectors is the tale of two broth­ers — pub­lisher Si­mon Weeks and CIA de­fec­tor Frank Weeks, who ran for safety be­hind the Iron Curtain in 1949 af­ter be­ing re­vealed as a Com­mu­nist spy.

Now, 12 years later, the broth­ers are re­united in Moscow.

Su­perbly writ­ten, Kanon weaves a tale of dis­trust and in­trigue, with the reader feel­ing as though they’ve taken the trip to post-cold War Moscow along­side Si­mon.

An un­for­get­table and thrilling read.

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