NEED TO KNOW
Karen Cleveland / Penguin Random House / $33
Vivian is a CIA analyst (as was the author) whose job it is to trawl the net to uncover Russian sleeper cells: spies who live in deep cover as regular Americans, sometimes for decades, until they’re activated. When she snags one in her cyber trap, there’s a surprise: among the agents is her husband. Vivian has to choose between dobbing him in, thereby destroying her family, or committing treason by covering things up. This rapid-paced espionage thriller bobs and weaves like a boxer as Vivian tries to keep her family safe, with a twist at the end that you won’t see coming. The movie rights have been sold; Charlize Theron will produce and star.