Friday, February 9, 2018


Brothers. Fans of spy novels are those readers most likely to enjoy the finely written book by Joseph Kanon titled, Defectors. Set mostly in 1961 in Moscow, the novel tells of two brothers: Frank Weeks, who defected from the United States to Russia, and his brother, Simon, a New York book publisher. The Kremlin has encouraged Frank to write his memoirs and has allowed Simon to come to Moscow and edit the manuscript, which he does with the support of the United States government. Thanks to Kanon's fine writing, readers can enjoy the ways in which treachery endures reunions and schemes, motives and allegiance are as fuzzy as determining what and who is true and loyal. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Defectors from

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