The Stasi File
Dust from the demolished Berlin Wall has barely settled, the East German police state is teetering on the edge of collapse, and Stasi General Holger Frantz will stop at nothing to save it. Caught in his intrigue are two unlikely heroes: American lawyer Rolf Keller, recently divorced, fresh off the bottle, and mysteriously dispatched by his senior partner to coordinate document drops by a defecting Stasi agent, and aspiring opera diva Sylvia Mazzoni, Rolf's former lover who has been coerced into acting as courier. When the document drop goes fatally awry, the reluctant recruits flee into the East German countryside. They manage to unearth the defector's secret document cache and uncover a covert assassination plot. Stalked by a Stasi killer, they struggle to decipher the plan, but when he marches them into the Bavarian woods, all seems lost-their effort to foil the assassins, German unification, and their very lives.
Published: 1 November 2011