Helen Abell is in charge of maintaining CIA safe houses in Berlin in the 1970s—a city still in the grips of the Cold War. When she overhears a secret meeting, the impact of the clandestine conversation changes her life and becomes the key to a horrific 21st century mystery.
Dan Fesperman, award-winning author of Safe Houses, interviewed women who worked at the CIA to bring into focus an era when women were trying to break free of the clerical roles they had been relegated to and enter into field work. This evening, join him for a discussion of Safe Houses and the world it recreates with some of the trailblazers who helped him give his novel authenticity and accuracy.
Guests include, Karen Cleveland, former CIA analyst and bestselling author of the thriller Need to Know and Francine Mathews, also a former CIA analyst and author of six espionage novels, including Jack 1939 and Too Bad to Die.
Safe Houses will be available for sale and signing at the event.