In this riveting and emotionally powerful historical drama, an ex-FBI agent plunges into the darkest shadows of 1930s Europe, where everything he loves is on the line . . .
International consultant Prescott Sweet’s mission is to bring justice to countries suffering from America’s imperialistic interventions. With his outspoken artist wife, Loretta, and their two children, he lives a life of equality and continental elegance amid Europe’s glittering capitals—beyond anything he ever dared hope for.
But he is still a man in hiding, from his past with the Bureau, from British Intelligence—and from his own tempting, dangerous skill at high-level espionage. So when he has the opportunity to live in Moscow and work at the American Embassy, Prescott and his family seize the chance to take refuge and at last put down roots in what they believe is a fair society.
Life in Russia, however, proves to be a beautiful lie. Reduced to bare survival, with his son gravely ill, Prescott calls on all his skills in a last-ditch effort to free his family from the grips of Stalin. But between honor and expediency, salvation and atrocity, he’ll be forced to play an ever more merciless hand and commit unimaginable acts for a future that promises nowhere to run . . .
Praise For Jason Overstreet’s
The Strivers’ Row Spy
“Pulse-racing spy fiction.” —Booklist
“A powerful read that introduces us to a young J. Edgar Hoover and reminds us just how far he was willing to go to bring down two Black leaders: Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Du Bois.”
—Benjamin Todd Jealous, Former President & CEO, NAACP
“Jason Overstreet’s debut novel is as suspenseful as a ticking time bomb. The prose is superb . . . the plot is elegantly constructed and the characters are bigger than life. Sidney Temple’s dangerous double life and his shocking crimes had me on the edge of my seat. The explosive ending made me turn the pages so fast, I finished this story long before I wanted to.”
—Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author
“Superb historical fiction and a great read!”
—Historical Novels Society
“A colorful, riveting historical spy story set in 1920s Harlem.”
—Orange Coast Magazine
“Novelist Jason Overstreet has done a phenomenal job of weaving a story of mystery and intrigue against a Harlem backdrop. What makes The Strivers’ Row Spy a good read is how effortlessly he is able to weave the fictional lives of his characters into historical ones.”
—New York Journal