Anna’s father Noah dies in an avalanche the day before her wedding. Months later, while she’s on a belated honeymoon with her husband, an up-and-coming politician, she is approached by an anonymous man at a meeting place on the beach. Still reeling from her loss and feeling rootless in her new life, she trusts the man, even when he tells her an unbelievable story - her father worked for the CIA, specializing in intelligence in China, and his death came immediately after charges that he was actually a double agent, betraying American secrets to the Chinese.
Red, White, Blue is a spy novel unlike the usual. Not focused on action or suspense, the main setting for this story is the mental landscape of the characters. What are the psychological effects that come from telling lies for a living? How does Noah’s career affect his wife, his daughter, his coworkers and the Chinese asset he’s running - and how does it change him? A nonchronological structure and a gently ambiguous ending will leave you contemplating these questions, and what Anna’s next move might be. - Michelle (Sunset)