Foreign correspondent Faith Zanetti has her dream job: She lives in swanky overseas hotels on somebody else's dime, and she's in nearly constant danger of being blown up. A former Moscow bureau chief for London's Times, Anna Blundy brings plenty of credibility and breezy wit to these fast-paced novels of a woman constantly on the move.
"The dead twins stole my chicken?" That's the least of the revelations to greet Faith Zanetti on her return to Moscow, a city she last lived in some 15 years ago. The thugs who arrest Faith before she's had time to unpack may no longer call themselves KGB, but they dance to that old, familiar music. And in this third outing (after Faith Without Doubt), while Faith is now a semi-respectable journalist rather than the teen bride of a Russian bootlegger, she learns that the past is never so buried that it can't hurt you.