A Good Morning America Best Book of Summer
As a single girl in 1940s Manhattan, Katharina Edgeworth is a translator at the newly formed United Nations, devoting her days to her work and her nights to cocktails and the promise of a good time. Now the wife of a pediatric surgeon, Katharina is trapped, desperate to escape the constraints of domesticity. When she is approached by the FBI and asked to join their ranks as an informant, Katharina seizes the opportunity. Navigating the demands of the FBI and the secrets of the KGB, she becomes a courier, carrying government documents from D.C. to Manhattan. As those closest to her lose their covers, and their lives, Katharina's secret soon threatens to ruin her.