CABS – Ronald Balson, An Affair of Spies: A Novel
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
An Affair of Spies: A Novel
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 7 PM, Livestream at the Woodbourne Library (6060 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH 45459)
While attending an evening course at Columbia in 1941 Nathan Silverman, born in Berlin and who fled after his uncle was arrested on Kristallnacht notices a recruitment poster on a university wall and decides to enlist in the military and help fight the Nazi regime. To his surprise, he is quickly selected for a special assignment; the Allies are racing to develop a nuclear weapon before the Nazis, and a German theoretical physicist is hoping to defect. The physicist was a friend of his father, and Nathan’s mission is to return to Berlin via France and smuggle him out of Europe.
Nathan will be accompanied by Dr. Allison Fisher, a brilliant young scientist who can speak French. As their relationship deepens, they move ever closer to their dangerous goal. Will they be able to escape Europe with the defector and start a new life together, or will they fail their mission and become two more casualties of war?