Lovely White Lies
The Soviet Union is in its death throes and a new era of world peace is about to dawn–or is it?
On tour in Hong Kong, renowned Russian music conductor Alexei Borodin meets Julie Reilly, a recently widowed California businesswoman. Sparks fly and worlds collide as their love affair, and Julie’s valuable technology holdings, become the focus of a ruthless KGB plot to reignite the Cold War. After the couple marries and Julie moves with her children to Moscow, the family is the target of a high level political conspiracy. As each becomes a bargaining chip, Julie and Alexei find themselves swept up in the conflicts of the “New” Russia, where betrayal poisons every relationship and loved ones are never safe. Where loyalties are tested and fateful choices must be made…choices that will resonate from Moscow to Montecito, Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo to Tbilisi.
Unexpected allies will emerge from the past–international rock stars with their own conflicts–bringing more worlds into play in a high-stakes concert for survival. But can they prevail against the powerful forces that oppose them?
Lovely White Lies is a novel of heart-stopping action and cinematic intensity, driven by riveting characters who take us to distant lands at the heart of the world. Both timeless and topical, it provides a chilling subtext for the intense struggles that roil Russia to this day.