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When British technician Leonard Marnham descends into the underground of electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin and begins a clandestine affair with a beautiful divorcee, his life takes a terrifying turn
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The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team.
Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life -- and to lose his unwanted innocence.
The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening -- a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.
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"Works as a time bob, waiting to go off... A tour de force of horror and philosophical suspense."
-- The New York Times
"So exhaustively suspenseful...it should be devoured at one sitting." -- Newsweek
"A gripping, absolutely unique story of love and suspense that you won't forget." -- Joseph Wambaugh
"McEwan...a breathtaking master...has written a blueprint for the future of the genre." -- Time
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