past erupts into the present when the police arrest Alexei Volkovoy,
known as Volk, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and take him to a murder
scene. At first, the dead man appears to be just one more victim of
Moscow’s out-of-control violence. But Volk soon discovers that he is a
famous Hollywood filmmaker whose reputation was destroyed in 1995 when
the CIA released decrypted documents from the Venona cables—the
top-secret American and British crypto-analysis of Soviet messages that
implicated the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Kim Philby, and hundreds of other
Soviet spies. Tucked inside the American’s pocket is a marked-up Venona
intercept that refers to a Russian used as a spy by the Americans, a
man who may have been Volk’s illustrious father.
Aided by his female partner, Valya, Volk’s only hope to clear his family
name will be to solve this murder and discover how the Venona papers
relate to his father’s disappearance, while powerful forces want to keep
him from investigating the past and to remove him from the present. Download and start listening now!