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Who Is Vera Kelly?

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New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA.

Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams.

When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself.

An exhilarating coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the 21st century. 

A Huffington Post Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Novels of 2018

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

©2018 Rosalie Knecht (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers flawlessly portrays Vera as a troubled teenager and as the conflicted more mature operative who is trying to do the right thing in the powder keg of pre-coup Buenos Aires. Rodgers's facility with the Spanish phrases and place names brings to life Vera's experience in Argentina. The result is a captivating listening experience." (AudioFile)

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  • Kirra Krussman
  • 19/01/2019

not a whole lot of spycraft just a good story

I love spy novels and this is definitely one that took me a different direction but all in all not what I would return to if looking for a novel in the Spy genre