The Other Traitor
Its been over sixty years, but three people remain haunted by what he did. Was it treasonor something far worse? Raised with shame and silence, Annette Revoir refuses to confront her terrible legacyher grandfathers execution as an atomic bomb spy in the 1950s. But when she finds an old family photo album that reveals a very different portrait of her grandfather, her instincts as a journalist take over. Her inquiries put her on a collision course with a young man and his grandmother, but Annette is prepared to go to any lengths to prove her disgraced grandfathers innocence. Everything in Julian Sandmans life is wronghis unrewarding career at a big drug company, his expensive Manhattan apartment, and his self-indulgent girlfriend. The worst part of living a lie is the one hes been telling himself. Julian is ready to defy the demons of his familys past Perhaps he should have first considered the cost. Mariasha Lowes childhood growing up in Brooklyn during the Great Depression is safely preserved in her strange metal sculptures. Today, people might say she was a red-diaper baby but theyd be mistaken about her brushes with communism. And with Yitzy. Mariasha is ninety-five, but shes never forgotten him. Is it finally time to face her past so she can make a future for Annette and Julian? Or will she take her secrets to the grave?