Chapter OneEAST BERLIN
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
MARCH 14, 1974
Roberta Lincoln paced nervously outside the Russian Embassy, hugging herself against the chill of the cold night air. The monumental stone edifice, built in a stolid, neoclassical style, loomed behind the young blond woman, silent and dark. Roberta peered at her wristwatch; it was ten past two in the morning, only ninety seconds later than the last time she'd checked her watch. What's keeping Seven and that darn cat?
she wondered anxiously. They should be back by now.
Restless and apprehensive, she strolled down the sidewalk,...