Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596438927, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
An empty mind is a safe mind.
Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention--and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.
"Smith's debut novel not only captivates through its fearsomely stubborn main character but also through its intriguing setting . . . The book's tension, coupled with a burgeoning romance and the revelation of some astounding secrets, will keep teen readers on the edge of their seats and primed for more." - VOYA "Smith's history adventure debut includes both paranormal and romance elements . . . The momentum becomes breakneck when secrets are revealed - readers will never know what is to be believed." - Booklist "Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance . . . A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller for a sequel." - Kirkus Reviews