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I can honestly say that this book was great from the beginning to the end. A magnificent story of love, loss, and courage, Lena’s Secret War illustrates how one brave individual can profoundly alter the trajectory of her gray, spirt-crushing world. It is a work of suspense and compassion reminiscent of Dr. Zhivago and The Russia House. This story touched all aspects of love and war. I loved the characters in this story as well. Lena escapes but where will she end up? -Amazon Review
It is 1971 and espionage is in the air in Soviet Russia. Lena Kristoff is a researcher in the economics department at Leningrad Technical Institute. While working on the highest priority project of the time, a computer model of the entire Soviet economic system, she is inadvertently recruited by the CIA. If she can smuggle a copy of top secret files to the West, she can help change her country’s totalitarian government and buy freedom for her family.
Then she meets an American CIA courier named Eric Larson and they fall in love. Seizing an opportunity to copy the model files, she gives them to Larson to transport out of the country. Their happy days in Leningrad are interrupted when Larson’s cover is suddenly blown and he must flee Russia. Confronted by border guards, both he and Lena are shot and presumed dead.
Or so it seems.
Lena escapes. But can she elude the powerful GRU, Russian military intelligence, and the dreaded KGB? She must risk everything to save her family. Her secret war against her government seems doomed to failure.
A magnificent story of love, loss, and courage, Lena’s Secret War illustrates how one brave individual can profoundly alter the trajectory of her gray, spirt-crushing world. It is a work of suspense and compassion reminiscent of Dr. Zhivago and The Russia House.
About the Author
Fred G. Baker is a hydrologist and award winning author living in Colorado. He writes pirate stories, science fiction novels, adventures, and mysteries. Look for his story collections and novels on Amazon and Kindle, and at the author’s website othervoicespress.com.
Recent works include The Modern Pirate Series of short stories about Alex the Pirate; the mystery novels, An Imperfect Crime, Desert Sanctuary and Desert Underworld; the Sci Fi adventure thrillers ZONA: The Forbidden Land and Einstein’s Raven; the espionage thriller The Black Freighter, and Life, Death and Espionage.
Baker also writes nonfiction and genealogy books and articles, scientific articles, reports, and book chapters.