The Cold War revisited - as up to date as tomorrow's headlines.
November 1957: Sputnik circles in orbit. The free world sees a threat of atomic war.
Schoolteacher and former commando Paul Reynolds reluctantly agrees to work for MI6.
In East Berlin, scientist Elsa Vadimova, desperate to escape, holds - or can steal - the price of freedom.
A secret from the past, an enemy within, a promise of the future.
The Cold War gave birth to thrilling tales of espionage, but they shaded over Europe's monstrous recent past, and failed to notice new technology poised to shape the world.
Now read On The Brink: a new perspective on the Cold War spy thriller, utterly relevant today.