|Silent Lies (2005) [Novel]|
by M.L. Malcolm
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(From the publisher):
Silent Lies is the story of a Hungarian boy born into poverty, who uses his amazing ability with languages to build a brilliant new life for himself. But when Hungary collapses after its defeat in World War I, Leo loses everything. Caught up in a riptide of events beyond his control, he reinvents himself as circumstances demand, eventually fleeing to Shanghai, and taking with him a stolen diamond necklace that will prove to be his salvation--or his death warrant. While in Shanghai, Leo builds a life with Martha, a young woman with whom he falls in love and marries. When the head of the Chinese mafia discovers his true identity, Leo must find a way to protect his wife and child. Based on actual historical events, from the Communist takeover of Budapest in 1920 to the Japanese invasion of Shanghai in 1937, Silent Lies brims with fascinating details about life among the rich and scandalous during the period between the two World Wars. While painting a dramatic picture of a glittering world that no longer exists, Silent Lies tells a sweeping, passionate story about the unintended consequences of one man’s moral and political choices, on issues that continue to resonate for readers in the 21st century.
Original title: Silent Lies
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Spy/Espionage
Fiction→ Romance→ Historical