Double Exposure by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar

Quick, exciting, and thoroughly entertaining.

From the first scene, where an agent is gunned down while trying to smuggle shocking photographic evidence over the newly constructed Berlin Wall… to the explosive finish, Double Exposure is a book that dug its globe-trotting hooks into me for one sleepless night.

David Toland left many opportunities behind after his decorated service in the Korean War to work at the Library of Congress’s National Film Archive. He now lives a quiet life dedicated to cataloguing films in the stacks. Toland thinks he is far away from the Cold War intrigue until he is called upon to restore that bullet-hole ridden film that eventually makes its way to US soil. Agent Lana Welles is tasked with expediting the restoration and finding the truth behind what’s on that reel.

Threatened by a possible mole, Toland summons Welles to his favorite movie theater after hours for a screening… In the age before photoshop, frames point to a cover up. Was the death of an infamous figure of WW2 a farce? A doppelgänger, a fake death, and now, the threat of a very evil man on the loose. The pair will be chased across the world and back. Shoot outs, car chases, and a number of disguises. A dash of romance and enough subterfuge to keep you guessing to the end.

Sure, there were some quick jumps and a couple of crazy plot connections, but if you’re looking for a hot page-turner, this is it. A thriller/ action novel just waiting to be brought to the screen. An escape with a definite edge.

4 out of 5 stars.

Releases on March 26th.

Thank you to NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing, and the authors for an advanced copy for review.

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