Book picks as published in the January 29, 2020 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Secrets we kept : a novel
By Lara Prescott
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–the real-life story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.
Double exposure : a novel
By Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
CIA Agent Lana Welles drops in to the Library of Congress’s National Film Archive with a film canister, smuggled over the Berlin Wall, that may prove WWII never really ended — it just went underground. An action-packed “triple feature” debut thriller about a war veteran and CIA officer in the 1960s swept up into a cat and mouse game with enormous, world-altering consequences where Hitler may still be alive.