After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can’t shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she’s giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash. It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he’d been spying for Russia. She had seen that man--that eerie face--the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he’s back--and coming for her.
On the run and struggling to rely on the protection of CIA agent Ava Mullins and handsome newspaper reporter Cade O’Brien, Liesl learns she is the prey of an underground cell of Russian KGB agents determined to restore their country to its former Soviet might. But what she doesn’t know is that she is in possession of something--a piece of sheet music--that Russian intelligence is now frantic to find. Inside that music is a secret code, the hidden transcriptions of her deceased mentor, that clearly identify a Russian mole operating inside Israel’s Department of Defense, a mole with enough power and access to execute a daring assassination that no one would see coming.
Caught in a deadly conflict between American and Russian undercover agents, this innocent young pianist is just trying to survive her own personal trauma. Through it all, Liesl must learn that no matter how dark her world grows or how fiercely her enemies pursue her, God is still in control--if only she can yield herself to His grace. Read an excerpt here: http://www.sueduffybooks.com/#!vstc1=books
If you want a WOW Book with suspense each turn of the page as the plot thickens then this is the book for you. It is definitely a page turn, can't put it down type of book. The Sound of Red Returning is a book with espionage, the US FBI/CIA is looking for moles in the Russian KGB. America, Russia, Israel they all are involved. It's a high security operation that innocent citizens get pulled into. Citizens must make a decision to betray blood or government.
My favorite character was not the main one he was more pulled into the scene because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but her sure makes for a nice fun-filled character. Pop Ian is light-hearted, quick and witty always ready with an answer; somewhat of a prankster.
Would she ever be free from the guilt, ever find peace and forgiveness? Would the music ever come back to her heart, life and the stage? Or would she always be running, looking over her shoulder? Would there ever be closure for Liesl bower? I guess I can't give you all the answers or that would spoil the book, but I can say it is a book well worth reading.
I don't recall ever reading any of Sue Duffy's books; however, I will be looking for more of them in the future. I have told my teen daughter she needs to read this one. She loves suspense books.
Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody Magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001) and Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.
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