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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Watkins Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1998 ISBN: 9781456124663
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Although Paul Wedekind has found work as a fisherman along the coast of Rhode Island, he knows his new life is not yet his own. Years ago, as a patriotic young man in East Germany, he enlisted in its army, only to be recruited by the terrifying and omnipotent forces of the Stasi. On a tour of Afghanistan, he and a boyhood friend were taken prisoner and tortured by the Mujahadin, a nightmare that endlessly haunts him.

Years later, believing his friend dead, Paul is sent to America as an agent for the KGB, where his life is changed forever by one woman, a contact named Suleika. Soon, the violent events of the past will threaten their love, and their lives. On the dangerous waters off the New England coast, these two exiles must find the strength to satisfy the impossible demands of men who claim to own them.

An atmospheric, utterly gripping new novel by one of America’s most acclaimed younger writers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “From the first sentence, Paul Watkins’ book grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…As changeable as the sea: beautiful and romantic and brutal and ugly, but always fascinating.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Rich in detail, choking tense and gorgeously romantic…hoists its author to the top of his class.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A book that will only reinforce his reputation as one of the best young writers…Watkins is an exceptional storyteller.” 

    Providence Sunday Journal

  • “Subtly evocative…Ingenious.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 2/16/2011

    " My favorite among all the Watkins stories. Great setting, colorful cast of characters, and a contemporary plot that we can all relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 11/27/2010

    " Not being a huge war story fan, I surprisingly, liked this book. It's one that will stick with you, memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 W | 6/23/2010

    " Awesome read. Everything I want in a book, the cold war, boating and fishing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/11/2010

    " I really enjoy Paul Watkins writing style, descriptive yet concise. He really puts me into the head of a character, similar to Cormac McCarthy's style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/2/2009

    " War in Afghanistan (Russians), spies in America and a love story. Paul Watkins is the best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jrobertus | 7/19/2007

    " a fairly interesting novel about an east german veteran of afghanistan war who becomes a spy in the u.s. he falls in love with a lady spy who forces him to confront his past. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Watkins

Sam Eastland lives in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the grandson of a London police detective who served in Scotland Yard’s famous “Ghost Squad” during the 1940s.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.