|Map of the (then) East German Island of Ruegen, setting of World of Mirrors|
Thursday, December 20, 2012
World of Mirrors is set on an island off the Baltic coast in the former DDR, and the year is 1990, the “time of the turn.” The Berlin wall has crumbled, but Germany is not yet reunified. Against the seductive decadence of an old resort with its classic sailboats, nude beaches and crumbling casinos, Zara Gray, a consultant to high tech firms, and T.K. Drummond, a man who finds people and fixes situations, must track down an American software thief before he can fence a stolen copy of his company’s bleeding-edge new software.
Zara narrates the story as she fights the fear that their mission is jinxed from the beginning. Bad decisions and chilling discoveries threaten to sabotage the project. The situation further unravels during a sailing weekend, and turns deadly at a Midsummer Festival. Trapped in a matrix of betrayal, Zara and T.K. must rely on two unlikely people to help them escape the island and in a final, desperate gambit to save the software, Zara must perform her own dangerous treachery.
There is plenty of suspense and cyber-derring-do (isn't that the best kind)? and a look at East Germany the year after the wall came down, a World of Mirrors in the words of Marcus Wolf, the former East German spymaster. Available from the publisher or Amazon.
POD-ISBN: 978-1-61309-929-2 1613099290 (ASIS)