Waiting for Sunrise
A NovelBook - 2012
Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she presses rape charges, however, he is mystified. Only a carefully plotted escape--with the help of two mysterious British diplomats--saves him from trial.
The frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that dismantles Rief 's life as he knows it. He returns to London hoping to banish from memory his traumatic ordeals abroad, but soon the men who helped coordinate his escape recruit him to carry out the murder of a complete stranger. His lover from Vienna shows up nonchalantly at a party, ready to resume their liaison, and before he knows where his new life has taken him, Rief soon finds himself on the trail of a traitor--a man whose bizarre connection to his own family proves a cruel twist of fate.
Waiting for Sunrise is more than a page-turning thriller--it's a riveting investigation of the limits of loyalty, the power of deception and the lengths we'll go to in order to protect our secrets.