December, 1963. It's a decade since the death of Stalin and the world is on the brink of a nuclear war.
In Sofia's Great Ceremonial Hall of the People an unassuming Communist and UN diplomat turned Cold War spy stands on trial for treason and espionage.
He is accused of betraying the Bulgarian people by selling secrets to the CIA.
With his fate in the balance, facing death by firing squad, he has been offered a way out: make a full confession and his life will be spared.
But has he been tricked? And how strong is the case against him? The Unbeliever is a panorama of Cold War paranoia and intrigue spanning four decades, told through the life of one extraordinary - and real - spy.
A story of love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, it is a gripping and highly original debut novel by a journalist who was born behind the Iron Curtain.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Quartet Books
- Publication Date: 04/04/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780704374508