Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town
seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature,
becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic
woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape,
however, he is stunned, and his few months of passion come to an
abrupt end. Only a carefully plotted escape--with the help of two
mysterious British diplomats--saves him from trial.
But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that
steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it. He returns to a
London on the cusp of war, hoping to win back his onetime fiancee
and banish from memory his traumatic ordeals abroad, but Vienna
haunts him at every turn. The men who helped coordinate his escape
recruit him to carry out the brutal murder of a complete stranger.
His lover from Vienna shows up nonchalantly at a party, ready to
resume their liaison. Unable to live an ordinary existence, he is
plunged into the dangerous theater of wartime intelligence--a world
of sex, scandal, and spies, where lines of truth and deception blur
with every waking day. Lysander must now discover the key to a
secret code that is threatening Britain's safety, and use all his
skills to keep this murky world of suspicion and betrayal from
invading every corner of his life.
Moving from Vienna to London's West End, from the battlefields
of France to hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a
mesmerizing journey into the human psyche, a beautifully observed
portrait of wartime Europe, a plot-twisting thriller, and a
literary tour de force.
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