It is the third summer of perestroika. Barley Blair, London publisher, receives a smuggled document from Moscow. It contains technical information of overwhelming importance. But is it genuine? Is the author genuine? A plant? A madman? Blair, jazz-loving, drink-marinated, disheveled, is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used - sent to the Soviet Union to make contact. Katya, the Moscow intermediary, is beautiful, thoughtful, equally skeptical of all state ideology. Together, as the old, safe cliches of hostility disintegrate, they may represent the future -- and idea that is anathema to the entrenched espionage professionals on both sides.
This paperback book was bound and printed in Great Britain. It is in good condition with a several light spine creases and light cover wear. There is a store sticker on the back cover.