The Day of the Lie - Father Anselm Novels (Paperback)William Brodrick (author)
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They came for me in November nineteen fifty-one and took me to Mokotow prison.
Cambridge, the present day. And out of the past, a cry for help: Father Anselm, the brilliant Benedictine, receives a visit from an old friend with a dangerous story to tell - the story of a woman betrayed by time, fate, and someone close to her . . . someone still unknown.
As a young woman, Roza Mojeska was part of an underground resistance group in Communist Poland. But after her arrest, an agent of the secret police makes her a devil's bargain - and in the dark of a government prison, a terrible choice is made.
Now, fifty years later, Anselm is called upon to investigate both Roza's story and a mystery dating back to the early 1980s, in the icy grip of the Cold War. And as he peels back years of history, decades of secrets, a half-century of lies, he exposes a truth that victim and torturer would keep hidden...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 154 x 233 x 29 mm
One of the best-constructed and fasted-paced thrillers I've read in ages * Readers' Digest *
A brilliantly researched, powerful dark novel about hidden events during the Cold War and the courage of those determined to gain freedom for their country * Illawarra Mercury *
Brodrick creates a human story, rich in plot, thoroughly researched and full of believable characters. This is my first Father Anselm novel; it won't be my last. * Herald Sun *
A complex tale of betrayal * Courier Mail *
A moving story of quiet heroism * Ballarat Courier *
A complex, tightly written story about life in Poland after World War II . . . [an] intriguing portrayal of a fascinating, shadowy world where informers interact with their victims every day * Launceston Examiner *