SynopsisIn the North Sea, a Royal Navy frigate fires a shot into the wheelhouse of a Soviet merchantman; the angry Russians close the Baltic. The freighter British Venturer – under its new captain, the unorthodox Brevet Cable – is sent in to force a showdown.
Or so Cable thinks. Only when he has been savaged by the Russian navy and contemptuously deported – without his ship – from an East German port, does he learn the unpleasant truth.
His seemingly innocent ship carries a deadly cargo. One he must get to before the Russians do . . .
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Life Mask - Emma Donoghue
In a time of looming war, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?