Waiting on Wednesday – Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy

Posted August 7, 2013 by Emily in Meme / 13 Comments

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Kiem
PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2013

SYNOPSIS: A new breed of spy novel combines classic thrills (The Americans, John Le Carre, and Alan Furst), Bolshoi intrigue, and elements of the paranormal.

Marina is born of privilege. Her mother, Sveta, is the Soviet Union’s prima ballerina: an international star handpicked by the regime. But Sveta is afflicted with a mysterious second sight and becomes obsessed with exposing a horrific state secret. Then she disappears.

Fearing for their lives, Marina and her father defect to Brooklyn. Marina struggles to reestablish herself as a dancer at Juilliard. But her enigmatic partner, Sergei, makes concentration almost impossible, as does the fact that Marina shares her mother’s “gift,” and has a vision of her father’s murder at the hands of the Russian crooks and con artists she thought they’d left behind.

Now Marina must navigate the web of intrigue surrounding her mother’s disappearance, her ability, and exactly whom she can—and can’t—trust.

LINKS: Elizabeth Kiem’s Website? | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

This sounds really interesting – it involves dancing and a mystery. I can’t wait to read it.

What are you waiting on?



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13 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy

  1. This one sounds great! I love the whole premise of this story. It sounds like my type of book. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂