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The Coldest War (Milkweed Triptych) (edition 2013)
The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis
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In Ian Tregillis' The Coldest War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Britain and the USSR. For decades, Britain's warlocks have been all that stands between the British Empire and the Soviet Union—a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. Now each wizard's death is another blow to Britain's national security.
Meanwhile, a brother and sister escape from a top-secret facility deep behind the Iron Curtain. Once subjects of a twisted Nazi experiment to imbue ordinary people with superhuman abilities, then prisoners of war in the immense Soviet research effort to reverse-engineer the Nazi technology, they head for England.
Because that's where former spy Raybould Marsh lives. And Gretel, the mad seer, has plans for him.
As Marsh is once again drawn into the world of Milkweed, he discovers that Britain's darkest acts didn't end with the war. And while he strives to protect queen and country, he is forced to confront his own willingness to accept victory at any cost.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:48 -0400)
A tale set in an alternate-universe, post-World War II era finds precarious peace agreements between England and the USSR threatened by the murders of warlocks responsible for safeguarding British national security, a situation that falls into the hands of two supernaturally enhanced siblings and a former spy who would protect the queen.
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