"An edgy spy thriller…[and] a tale of love—between father and son, man and woman—set against a foreboding background that is poignant and imminently believable….Captivating."—Denver Post
"Compelling…intriguing…superb….reads beautifully and convinces utterly."—Wall Street Journal
"Intriguing…Kanon wonderfully conveys the paranoia of the times….The Prodigal Spy has a richness of emotional layers usually not found in espionage novels." —USA Today
"Vivid…tense…reheats the Cold War with history, mystery and a political blast from the past."—People
"Kanon does a fine job…blending history, fiction, suspense and romance…but what he does the best is to turn more than a few moments in our history into a personal story that shows the reality of what we have done and can do to each other."—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
From the Paperback edition.