Canberra, 1951. The Cold War is at its height. Into an atmosphere of paranoia, rumour and suspicion, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov are among a group of new arrivals at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra. Both are party loyalists, working for the MVD, Moscow intelligence.  Yet all is not well in the new city of Canberra. The atmosphere in the Embassy is tense and suspicious; the Ambassador resents their presence, and is secretly working to have Vladimir disgraced and recalled. In the meantime, ASIO is determined to discover who in this new group works for the MVD.  ...


Andrew Croome

Andrew Croome is a writer living in Melbourne. His first novel, Document Z, won the 2008 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and won the UTS Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He has worked as a computer programmer, copywriter and writing teacher and holds a PhD in Creative Writing. Currently at work on his second novel, his articles have appeared in various publications, including The Age and The Australian. In 2010, he was named as a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year.

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