The Biblio File: Library News
The Biblio File
September 27, 2021
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day gives an opportunity to reflect, to learn about, and to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. The library will be closed on this day.
This week the library ghost has chosen Red Swan by P.T. Deutermann for your reading pleasure.
“Set in contemporary Washington D.C., Red Swan begins with an ominous phone call from Carson McGill, the Deputy Director of Operations in the CIA, to retired CIA officer Preston Allender. Henry Wallace is dead. A behind-the-scenes operator at the CIA, Wallace was integral to the Agency’s secret war against China’s national intelligence service, which infiltrates government and military offices, major businesses, and systems crucial to our security. Wallace had severely damaged China’s Washington spy ring with a devastating ruse, a so-called “black swan,” in which a deep-undercover female agent targeted and destroyed a key Chinese official. Now, Wallace’s mysterious death suggests that the CIA itself has been compromised and that China has someone inside the Agency.
But as Allender quietly investigates, he makes a shocking discovery that will up-end the entire American Intelligence apparatus. For Wallace’s black swan operation may have be turned against the CIA: a Red Swan is flying and the question is: who is she, what is her target, and where will she land?”