The Prodigal Spy

By Joseph Kanon
(Island, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440225348, 544pp.)

Publication Date: November 8, 1999

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In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking....
Others were deadly.
Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed for his father. But in the Red Scare of 1950 Walter Kotlar could not be saved. Branded a spy, he fled the country, leaving behind a wife, a young son and a key witness lying dead below her D.C. hotel room.
Now, twenty years later, Nick will get a second chance. Because a beautiful journalist has brought a message from his long-lost father, and Nick will follow her into Soviet-occupied Prague for a painful reunion. Confronting a father he barely remembers and a secret that could change everything, Nick knows he must return to the place where it all began: to unravel a lie, to penetrate a deadly conspiracy, and to expose the one person who knew the truth and watched a family be destroyed.

About the Author
Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award-winning author of "Leaving Berlin, Istanbul Passage", "Los Alamos", "The Prodigal Spy", "Alibi", "Stardust", and "The Good German", which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City.
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