In each of his previous novels, Tim Sebastian has uncannily predicted the course of world affairs within months of their occurrence. And his new novel, Last Rights, is probably no exception. In it, a bold daytime theft from a secret Moscow archive unleashes a host of buried Cold War demons - and is followed by a massive international cover-up in London, Washington, and many points in between. Edward Bell is drawn into this melee when he arrives home from an ordinary working day to discover his house cordoned off by police, a dead body in his mother's car, and a host of questions he cannot answer. Who is this woman he has known for his entire life? How much of the fictional life story he has heard since boyhood was actually true? More important for now, why do her tracks lead so conclusively to Moscow, the land she abandoned, the land she swore she would never see again? As he pursues his mother's phantom, Edward learns that there is no one he can trust, and that his peaceful life has been built on falsehoods and secrets his mother has hidden for years. Unless he learns the answers fast, he will die.
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