Beautiful Assassin

Beautiful Assassin

By Michael White; Anne Flosnik (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781400164301

Publication Date: March 30, 2010

Sevastopol, 1942.As the might of the German army threatens to engulf the Soviet Union, a brave, young Red Army sniper named Tat'yana Levchenko becomes a national hero. But who is this beautiful assassin?To the Soviets, she is a refined poet and weapon of destruction with three hundred enemy kills to her name-a dedicated soldier whose skill and courage have rallied a motherland on the brink of despair.To the Americans, she is a Red Communist with movie-star good looks who is championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt-a reminder of Soviet suffering and a symbol of the vital need to defeat the Nazis.Invited to the United States at the behest of the White House, Tat'yana sets off on a whirlwind tour with the first lady. Amid the curious crowds, rumors begin to swirl that Tat'yana is a spy, a pawn of politicians and propagandists battling for power and control. But before suspicions can be confirmed, the Soviet soldier vanishes. It will be more than fifty years before a resourceful correspondent uncovers the truth and the full story of the beautiful assassin is finally told.

About the Author
Michael White is Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York.

Anne Flosnik is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage and television and in commercials and voice-overs. A seasoned audiobook narrator, she has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a "USA Today" Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist.

Praise For Beautiful Assassin

"Michael White is a wonderful storyteller, and his work is long on atmosphere, and packed with action." ---Kevin Baker, author of the New York Times Notable Book Paradise Alley